Double Recovery for Child Support

On Behalf of | Sep 8, 2010 | Divorce |

In Warren v. Warren, the husband and wife were married for 23 years with two children.  As one of the issues decided by the court in a divorce proceeding, the court ordered husband to pay $3,100 a month in child support.  As additional child support the court ordered husband to purchase and maintain a separate car for each child; provide auto insurance for these vehicles and reimburse wife for 1/2 of all expenses for the kids extracurricular activities.

The husband appealed the child support issues as well as various property issues.  The Court of Appeals affirmed the $3,100 monthly child support amount finding that although the amount was over the guidelines, it was less than 100% of the proven needs of the children.
That was reversed as was the trial court’s additional orders above the $3,100/month child support payments.