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Hi, I share joint custody with my X. This school year he's decided he doesn't have to pay for our 2 children's school lunches during his week. We do every other week time share. What do I need to file to have him understand that school lunches during his custody week is not part of his child support he pays?

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I've been divorced 6 years. Until start of school this year, we had been splitting paying for our children's school lunches. Approximately $50 a child. At the end of the first month of school he has my 9 year old son call me crying because he has no lunch money and has to eat cheese sandwiches. I written several emails to my X about his responsibility for school lunches during his custody weeks. He knows I won't let my children be without lunches -- so he just responds that it's covered by the $199 a month he pays me in child support. I don't have funds to hire a lawyer to get my X to understand that child support does not cover school lunches during his custody week. Is there anything I can file pro se get my X to pay for school lunches during his custody week?

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Family Lawyer: Asad Rahman, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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Unfortunately if the order is not explicit about school lunches then he is not necessarily obligated to pay for them. I think it is pretty ridiculous of him to do that but legally he is not required. You can file a motion to modify the child support order and ask the judge to modify the child support amount to account for the school lunches. You can do this pro se.

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Family Lawyer: S. Kincaid, Family Law Attorney replied 2 years ago
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Can you attach a copy of the child support order?

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Family Lawyer: S. Kincaid, Family Law Attorney replied 2 years ago

Please disregard my above post. I posted it in error and it will not let me delete it.

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Family Lawyer: Asad Rahman, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

I am still here to assist.

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