If you are going through a divorce and you are trying to negotiate the financial terms with your spouse, it is important for both of you to understand what child support does and does not cover. This is because alimony and extra cash support might be required to make sure that the children in the family are fully covered for all of their expenses and activities. That is because child support in most states, including Missouri , is designed to see to the basic needs and expenses that every child must have provided for them to be healthy.
The fact is, depending on your lifestyle and economic position, there are many other expenses that might be everyday items you and your child expect to navigate with ease, but they are not necessarily covered by child support calculations. That means that you and your ex will need to negotiate for the cost of the items, especially when it comes to the ones that are unexpected.