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Both parents have a maintenance obligation, and the person who has primary custody of the child is assumed to contribute more in a non-financial form. When deciding on the amount the non custodial parent should pay the court will consider everything from the child’s age, education and health needs to the financial position of both parents. Make a list of the child’s expenses including the cost of rent, electricity, groceries, clothing, school fees, domestic worker and/or after care fees, medical expenses, extra mural activities and other day to day expenses in the child’s life. There is a spreadsheet on the maintenance application documents where this can be filled in. For certian expenses such as rent for instance, you can allocate 1/3 to the child and 2/3 for you.
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