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My ex-wife just asked me to split the cost of basic school

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My ex-wife just asked me to split the cost of basic school supplies and winter clothes for our 6 year old son. Are those expenses covered under my $460/month child support?

She returned to work last April after a year off and has a boyfriend who pays half the bills.
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These expenses are to be paid from the basic monthly support you provide.

They are not considered special expenses like day care or charges for extra-curricular activities which you would both contribute to in proportion to your respective incomes.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you very much.
Under "extraordinary or extracurricular activities", if the activity is something she puts him into without consulting me first, such as a summer camp or sports, do I still have to pay my "share"?

You both have to agree first.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Last one, I promise. My ex's sister is getting married next year. I have been informed it may be a "destination wedding", and that our son is to be the ring bearer.

I have no issue consenting to the travel, but my ex will probably try to have me cover half the costs. Call this getting ahead of the curve, but I'm not responsible for those expenses under "extraordinary costs", am I?
You would not be responsible for any of the costs unless you want your son to go to some wedding that you are taking him to.