Just curious; I have two children with my ex husband, they are 11 & 13. He pays $500 a month in child support. We (DH, really) carries their insurance and buy everything for them, I have never asked for additional money for anything, not a dime. (We've been divorced for 9 years). He sees them every other weekend.
My oldest needs braces. It will be about $4000 after dental insurance. I asked my ex if he would split the cost, and that the orthodontist would take payments, his share would be $75 a month. He told me that he wouldn't, the child support he pays should cover it.
I'm not going to take him to court or anything about it, it would cost me more in legal fees and I hate the thought of my kids getting caught in the middle. I was just wondering what you all thought? I'm pretty annoyed, the minimal amount he pays doesn't even cover the kids insurance. He acts like he's doing me a big favor every time he writes the child support check. Jerk.
I'll get my sons braces because he needs them, and my DH will pay for them just like he does everything else (I'm a SAHM). I won't tell my son that his dad is a cheap jerk, even though I'd love to. It's pathetic.
Answer by Jademom07 at 11:17 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
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Answer by hill2 at 10:49 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
I am in the exact same boat, we have been divorced for 9 years also.My 13 yr old needs braces and I know my 12 year old will be next. in our divorce papers it states he should pay half of anything not covered by insurance. I asked him and he said he will see if he can, so as of now I put the down payment on the braces and will probably have to make the monthly payments. I could take him to court, but it seems like a lot of trouble. I have never bad mouthed him to our children, but I would sure love to. He technically should pay for half, but i'm no one to talk.
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