I know it's the law that says we still have to send BM CS when the kids come and stay with us all summer, but what a crock! So we send her X amount, and then have to pay all the kids expenses again.
The worst part is, even though it is summer so we did more expensive things like camping, movies, etc. (more than they'd do when in school all day) it cost us hundreds of dollars LESS than the CS we send her every month - to feed and entertain them, (even buy clothes cause they didn't bring rain gear for camping). So, we know for sure, not only do we pay 100% of the child costs, she has lots left over! And we pay 80% for dental, medical, camps etc. so she can't even claim those expenses either!
They always say, "we'll the BM has to maintain a home, and needs the money while the kids aren't there". What the hell do they think the NCP does, makes them sleep outside while they visit?! Most NCP's also provide a HOME for their children.
It's just really frustrating to pay CS to a BM when the kids are here for over a month! And to top it off, we have to pay all the costs of their travel to get here.
When will the powers that be use some logic and stop fleecing NCP parents who just want to stay a part of their kids lives?! I am so sick of the whole system, and it's amazing how people who are on the recieving end of it can defend such a biased and illogical system.
Ahhhhh - needed to vent as step-kids left yesterday and I've held this in for 6 weeks!!!!