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Does he have to pay half of this, too?

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31 Jul 12 #346409 by Chained
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Hi all.

I have been talking with a friend that is in a difficult situation.

He has a Consent Order that included child payments of X amount, each month.

Now the ex wants him to pay for half her dish washer that broke down and is claiming that he has to do it by law. In the past she has asked and got half payments for beds, new clothes, school uniforms etc.

We are just wondering if this is a bit too much?

Your help will be appreciated.

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31 Jul 12 #346414 by rubytuesday
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Is there a clause in the CO that staes he is liable for such items?

If not, then he isn''t obliged to pay towards a new dishwasher - which is a luxury rather than an essenial anyway. Would he be expected to pay for half the dishwashing tabs as well? :s

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31 Jul 12 #346421 by Chained
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If it was up to her... lol!

No, there is no such clause, just about the X amount of money he has to pay monthly, which is about 1000pounds.

He has, in the past paid for half school uniforms, shoes, play costumes, beds etc, but now she claims that she is entitled to all these by law, plus half house repairs, and as I said half the dish-washer expenses.

My friend thinks that he had already paid for half his share concerning this, yesterday already. ;-)

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31 Jul 12 #346422 by rubytuesday
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Ask the ex to produce the relevent legislation to prove her point ;).

Simple answer is no, he doesn''t have to pay half of anything by law as he is already paying CM.

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31 Jul 12 #346423 by Chained
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Oh... this would take her a year to produce, even if there was such legislation.

In the meantime I guess back to the sink she goes... ;-)

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31 Jul 12 #346424 by jslgb
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I think given the level of cm he pays then he isnt obliged to pay towards anything.

The only thing i get peed off about that my ex doesnt pay towards is school uniforms and school trips/activities etc but my cm is £30 a week. If i received what his ex received i wouldnt ask for anything else.

Think someone is pushing her luck here!!

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31 Jul 12 #346428 by Chained
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It makes me shake my head, sometimes feeling I want to bang it on the wall, too... lol

He has actually agreed to pay 200 pounds more than if they went through CSA and he is always truthful considering finances. But still... anyway.

I would guess her getting a job and being able to provide for her children too, would solve the problem but it is dark on the horizon regarding this matter... :-S

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