good morning i am paying maintenance for...

Asked by rishad786 on 28-04-2021 08:35:05
Question posted in the General Law category relating to KwaZulu-Natal

good morning 

i am paying maintenance for my kid which i have no eccess to, she recently applied for full custody which i didnt see the reason to coz i dont see him nor speak to, every year she wants an increase and gets it but now i cannot afford it coz im a commisson worker.. i did send in a notice for reduction to the howick court but i havent had any responce 

kindly advice 

Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 29-04-2021 23:20:33

Hi there,

I see that you haven't made a payment for the question, but I'm going to assist you a little. If you want to ask a follow-up question, please make the required payment.

The first part of a maintenance enquiry is the child's NEED. 

The second part is the parent's ABILITY to pay. 

So even if the child NEEDS R10,000 per month, if the parent can't PAY that per month, then there won't be an increase. 

You need to oppose the increase application on the basis of affordability. 

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