You can show him the actual Wisconsin statute [here
] to show you where it says that he is not required to pay for the variable costs as ordered. No where in the statutes does it say that he is not obligated to pay. The statutes do provide that the court may
order that parents be responsible for the variable costs. Since your court orders are clear that both of you are equally responsible, then yes he would be responsible for his share.
As to what is variable costs, those are defined as follows:
“Variable costs” means the reasonable costs above basic
support costs incurred by or on behalf of a child, including but not
limited to, the cost of child care, tuition, a child’s special needs,
and other activities that involve substantial cost.
In general uninsured medical expenses are considered variable expenses. So if he is treating the eye glasses as such, then by the court order he is obligated to pay his share. If he is unwilling to listen, you would need to file a motion for contempt to enforce payment for these expenses and compliance with the court orders.
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