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18 Jan 2006

maintenance...please give opinion
hey all, maybe this ain the right forum for ths, I dunno what is.

But what is a fair amount for a guy to pay per child?
I am not sure what my ex earns.
But from what i see i guess it cant be too little. he drives a beautiful isuzu double cab & his wife a BMW 328, about one year old.
he is always on hunting trips, away on weekends etc etc etc.


he pays me R3000 for all 3.
I must pay the schoolfees & medical aid from that.

Is this fair or not!? I feel its not......I would like to go and see an attourney, but they ask money & thats why i want to know first if it would be unreasonable or not. I dont want to go waist money.

Thanx
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Hi Delene,
Maybe you could explore a university law school law Clinic for initial advice ? It does sound as though he is paying too little. Lindsey's advice to draw up a listing of all the child-related expenses is excellent --- good to arrive at a lawyer with such work already done --- cuts the number of sessions needed.
And a Legal Expert, it is generally agreed --- but can anyone find us a really good, pleasant lawyer who wouldn't charge for doing the job ?
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