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Old 09-02-2010, 09:20 AM
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I finally got a court date for special expenses for tuition for our daughter to go to university. I am asking for his share for tuition, residence and books. He is fighting everything.
Does anyone have any idea what kind of antics or objections he could use so that I can at least be somewhat prepared? He is in Newfoudland where the order originates from and I am in Ontario.I am desperately trying to minimize costs as I need every dime to continue to pay the fees that he is running away form. I am trying to be more than fair, I only want half, he makes much more than I. Any previous experience or thoughts would be much appreciated.
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If he makes much more than you do and he is being obstinate about the whole thing, I would tell him that you will be seeking his proportionate (to your respective incomes) share of the tuition because he is forcing you to go to court.

If he's going to be a prick about it, and you have to go to court because of his unreasonableness, you should make him pay his share under the law.

See how he likes it if/when a judge orders him to pay way more than the half you are seeking out of court.
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Also, don't forget to ask for costs as well when you get to court. Is he paying child support still? If the child is in post secondary, it's common practice to have support extended for the duration of the program.
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The one argument I could see him using is the cost of exercising access. If he pays a higher cost to exercise access, the courts have the discretion to offset that against section 7 expenses. Otherwise, his only argument is one of undue hardship, and that is a tough threshold to prove.

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