What does CS cover?
This is a topic DH and I struggle with. Neither one of us are ever quite certain if he should be contributing on top of CS.
DH pays the monthly amount laid out in the court order. There are no other stipulations about sharing costs of child expenses. But BM is constantly asking him to pay for or split things for the skids. For example, things like field trips, camps, pizza days, Halloween costumes etc.
The latest was winter coats. We picked up our one year old a coat from a garage sale (really nice and only 5 bucks) and then here BM comes asking for $150 per kid (there's 2 of them) to split the cost of their winter jackets. We don't have a problem buying nice things if it's good quality and will last but it's hard when you know next winter they will have outgrown their $300 dollar jackets and need a new ones. I'm thinking he should either say CS covers that or I've bought them coats and pick some up from goodwill.
We make sure they have a wardrobe here so I don't see why he should be contributing to their wardrobe at BMs. Also if they are here and need something, like a haircut, he takes them for it (I doubt she's gotten their haircut once in the last 3 years).
Just looking for everyone's opinions and experiences to share with DH because I think he honestly doesn't know where to draw the line.