I have recently been separated from my wife. We started going to mediation to resolve separtion issues. We made it up to the "memorandum of understaanding" stage, and then my wife pulled the plug on the meetings. I have been paying child support for my son for the last three (3) months (we separated on 2/20/05). My understanding of "child support" is that it covers expenses to support his well being. Recently, we had a situation where he needed to make a doctors visit. I paid the co-pay, and then we subsequently received a bill outlining the charges from the facility. Part of the unpaid charges was the per person deductible. I mentioned to my wife the deductible should be paid out of the "support" I provide every month (the visit was covered by health insurance). Is a covered health care visit that includes a deductible considered an item that would be part of the definition of child support? This deductible is a one time payment. Any published legal precedence I could quote from (This is in New York State)?