Our expert says:
Family law expert
To determine the child’s costs, the starting point in allocating expenses is to allocate those expenses that do not relate only to the child as to 1/3 for the children and 2/3 for the parent.
The principle of proportionality - if the income of both parents is equal, each parent will contribute 50% towards the needs of the minor children. When calculating the actual expenditure in respect of the children, the current income of both parents are taken into account and the principle of proportionality is applied to it.
Both parents have an obligation to pay maintenance and as such your ex need to look for work.
B.Proc; AD Dip L Law
Family Law Attorney
Abrahams and Gross Inc.
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