Our expert says:
Family law expert
You will first meet with the maintenance officer in order to see whether you can't settle. Once an agreement is reached it will be made an order of court. If you don't agree on the maintenance the matter will have to be referred to court and a magistrate will fix the maintenance after both you and the mother gave evidence. I suggest that you keep proof of all payments you are making in the interim and draft a monthly expense and income statement and get all the proof to back it up.
B.Proc; AD Dip L Law
Family Law Attorney
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