General questions on a childs rights
The parents are not married son has monthly medical expenses must child be on fathers medical aid.
What is the least maintance that father should pay.
What items should the father be paying monthly.
If father does not want to sign documentation saying the amount he has agreed on can a garnish order be placed on his salary
It is the child’s entitlement to reasonable maintenence such as food, clothing, dental and medical care, education, etc. What is reasonable will depend on certain factors such as income of parents, cost of living, etc. These duty fall on the shoulders of both parents, and the fact that the father has stronger financial muscle does not free the mother of liability. Because the child is living with you, you are in terms of the law qualified to approach the Maintenance Courts and apply for maintenance order. There is a Maintenance officer at every of the Maintenance Courts. You will be assisted regarding the necessary forms to complete and other procedures. Once a court order is granted instructing a parent to pay child support, it becomes a criminal offence if the parent refuses to pay.