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  • #21704 Reply
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    Anonymous

    Looking for constructive help regarding enforcing binding child support agreement.

    I am currently the payer of CS and ex is payee. Due to him being currently unemployed (trying to starting business as personal trainer)

    The court sealed agreement states that both parents are required to pay 50/50 towards medical/dentail/schooling etc.

    The oldest child requires braces to fix a bad overbite which will be paid in instalment during the length of the treatment.

    Ex Has just informed me that this is an expense that he just can’t afford,

    Even though he knew it was on the cards when we signed the agreement.

    Is there a way to enforce or can I get Cs to withhold payments to cover the treatment

    Any suggestion is a good suggestion.

    Thanks

  • #21705 Reply
    Lucy Good
    Lucy Good
    Keymaster

    Braces is something that so many ex couples argue over. We did and my poor daughter ended up without them. The only way you can enforce it is by going back to court hun.

  • #21706 Reply
    Lucy Good
    Lucy Good
    Keymaster

    Or pay yourself!

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    Gretel Digo
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    Hi hun, I can’t really help but try talking to a lawyer about this. I hope your child gets the braces. Good luck.

  • #21756 Reply
    Lucy Good
    Lucy Good
    Keymaster

    Child Support is already a binding agreement as such. It doesn’t cover things like braces. You can get a financial agreement drawn up on top of this to set the scene for bigger things like braces. But it also depends on whether he see them as necessity or not, my ex did not.

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    Anonymous

    We have a financial agreement and a binding child support agreement
    But now he is says it is an expense that he can’t afford.
    Just frustrated.

  • #21775 Reply
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    Anonymous

    I think you don’t really understand the difference between discretionary expenses (like braces) and binding child support. “Medical, dental, schooling ect” is incredibly vague but I will assume that it refers to indescretinary items not covered by CS. He’s actually not entitled to pay it unless you stipulated explicitly that orthodontics will be covered equally by both parties. If you don’t understand your court ordered agreement, I reccomend you seek legal council. He doesn’t not have to pay a cent for braces and you have no legal recourse in enforcing him to do so, unless you take him to court again and he agrees to do so. It is so important to understand to understand the legal agreements you enter into.

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    Anonymous

    I suggest you seek legal advice I know it can be a hassle but for your child, you should do it especially if you know that he needs it badly.

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