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20 Jul 2010
Maintenance, what is fair..
What is the minimum payment of maintenance for a 9 year old boy. I earn R7200.00 before deductions. His school is R550, Aftercare R430, Med aid R1288.00 for us both. The father only pays R950 p/m. If i buy school clothes (winter) it cost me R1250 and he refuses to pay half & that is all I ask for but when they fly him to them they take half the ticket money off the R950. If I ask for any help his wife tells me to work it in my budget. He has his own business, they have laptops, bikes, full time maid, DSTV they say I must be greatfull for what I get cos when the court sees what he ears they will tell me i am lucky. I need a lawer to help me as i have been to maintenance court and cos he has his own business hey say it is difficult.
The maintenance court or the maintenance officer at court will help in working out how much money should be paid as maintenance. Both parents will need to fill in an income and expenditure form in order for the magistrate to make his ruling. Usually, the court first works out how much the children need for their maintenance (i.e., to provide them with food, shelter, clothes, and so on). The court can order that the child’s medical costs be paid by one or both parents or that the child be registered as a dependent on one of the parent’s medical aids. The court will then see that each parent makes a fair contribution to those needs, usually by requiring them to contribute in proportion to their respective incomes. The level of maintenance is usually determined by the standard of living of both the parents and their social standing in the community.
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