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Old 06-11-2014, 10:29 AM
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Hello everyone. Can someone clarify who is paying for the child's passort application in case when parents have joint custody but child resides with one parent only.

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I would say, if the child doesn't already have one, and this is meant for an upcoming vacation, that it's part of the vacation cost then.

It would seem fair that if the other parent is approached about this, and asked, that probably both parents should split on the cost, as it could/would benefit both, for the time the passport is good for.
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I paid for the passports for my children because my ex doesn't even see fit to pay child support, much less anything extra for them.

Ideally, I like dad2bandm's suggestion of it being split, especially if both parents plan on traveling internationally with the child/children.
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I would say, if the child doesn't already have one, and this is meant for an upcoming vacation, that it's part of the vacation cost then.

It would seem fair that if the other parent is approached about this, and asked, that probably both parents should split on the cost, as it could/would benefit both, for the time the passport is good for.
Child had a passport that has expired. No vacation is scheduled from what one parent knows. Just curious if there is any rule(s) about this passport thing.
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If child resides with one parent only, and that parent is receiving CS..then perhaps some of that money can be used to apply for a "child's passport", which is cheaper than an adult passport

I mean we can attempt to start dissecting what CS is supposed to cover...right?
Yes, a child is residing with the parent who receives CS.
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My partners agreement states his ex will apply for passports to keep them up to date and provide when asked.
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My partners agreement states his ex will apply for passports to keep them up to date and provide when asked.
It doesn't specify who pays the cost?
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Child had a passport that has expired. No vacation is scheduled from what one parent knows. Just curious if there is any rule(s) about this passport thing.
It isn't a large amount of money to worry about. If both parents are equally likely to take the children across the border, then I'd say CS should cover. If the Non custodial parent wants to the passports for a specific vacation, and you get lots of notice for said vacation, then ask for the expense to be shared or split.

My GF's ex paid for passports to take his kids to a south american country for a two week visit to the extended family.
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So I guess there is no firm rules, it's kinda an agreement between the parties. What if the party that gets CS demands the other parent to pay 60% for the passport based on the bigger salary the non CS parent gets?
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So I guess there is no firm rules, it's kinda an agreement between the parties. What if the party that gets CS demands the other parent to pay 60% for the passport based on the bigger salary the non CS parent gets?
The cost is $57 for kids 15 and under. This isn't worth fighting about, if you can get your ex to share great, if not, don't sweat it.
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