What does child support cover?

The term "child support" covers all the economic necessities of life required by a child. These necessities include, but are not limited to, food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, and other day-to-day expenses.

One of the main issues that parents have problems agreeing upon when it comes to child support is what would be covered under the court order support obligation. It is hard to convince anyone, especially the court, that food, clothing, shelter, education, and medical care are not necessities, but the day-to-day expenses leave somewhat of an open interpretation.