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What if he hasn’t paid the extra money he promised me?

Divorce proves to be unpleasant and never simple, but even more painful and superbly complicated when children are involved. It commences with the emotional torture. Then the funny part of it the ‘small matter of money’.

 

For couples which divorce without children, the break up is relatively straightforward and a bit easy to handle. Divvying up the assets equally between the two parties, and then moving on to the single based social status. Thus divorcing with children tends to be harder and in any case, the younger they are, the trickier it becomes as child maintenance is ferociously complicated. People use their lawyers to enforce fair division of the assets and support of children. The following tips help couples which divorce lawfully carry their financial responsibilities intact to raise their kids.

 

Maintenance Costs

 

Child maintenance fee can be paid to either party, the father or the mother depending on who is taking care of the children. Whoever pays the extra money referred to as non-resident parent in legal terms most cases the ex-husband it the one who takes the responsibilities of paying the money. The flat rate money payable depends on what the non-resident parent earns, and the amount differs depending on the country and other marital factors. For example, if the non-resident parent makes an input to the child maintenance these figures are reduced accordingly- when kids spend frequently stay with the dad let’s say two nights a week, he will pay a suitable fraction to his child maintenance obligations.

 

Couples can have their sums right together employing child maintenance calculator though this can be inaccurate when the non-resident doesn’t declare all his earnings in instances when they do cash-in hands jobs such seasonal building jobs. Maintenance is normally done up to the age ranging from 16 to 20, but full-time education for these children is funded up to completion of the university studies.

 

Those who school in private institutions do at times have issues, especially when the non-resident parent wants them to be in local schools which compels the whole issue ending up in court so that the caretaker is added extra money promised.

 

Family Home

 

A home ensures that the kids have a salubrious shelter. If the divorcing couple possessed few assets to divide, the wife and the children are given priority to continue staying in that house under the condition that she is the primary caretaker.

 

In a case that no party enters a new relationship, things pose complicated situation. When a mother moves in with a new partner or gets married, it will bring no change to the father’s obligations to the children as he will continue paying

 

If either party enters into a new relationship, it makes the issue complicated. When the mother moves in with another spouse or gets a new husband, it won’t make any difference on the father’s maintenance obligations on providing for the children he will continue paying the same amount as before. But obligations to his ex-wife are terminated if she gets married again of if she cohabits.

 

Negotiations

 

The government give freedom to the divorced couples handle child maintenance between themselves through organizing family-ased arrangement or using CSA. But all these can be challenging if one partner lives or work abroad, but in such case, the court is empowered to enforce an application demanding for continuity of children maintenance funds.

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