Can a South Dakota child support order also include child care expenses?

Maybe.  In South Dakota, a court may enter an order allocating the reasonable child care expenses for a minor child, which are due to employment of either parent, job search of either parent, or the training or education of either parent necessary to obtain a job or enhance earning potential. The court may consider whether the federal child care tax credit for the minor child is available as a benefit to the custodial parent. If the federal child care tax credit is available to the custodial parent, it shall be calculated at twenty-five percent of the eligible expense.

Brooke Swier Schloss
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