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Court order states petitioner do pay all educational expenses

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Court order : "petitioner do pay all educational expenses of children" and "Petitioner and Respondent shall consult with each other to agree upon those variations to time schedule and to agree upon those significant decisions which bear upon the welfare of the said children" Children moved schools and respondent met 50% of educational costs. Respondent is seeking reimbursement of costs. please advise .
If the respondent/petitioner did not have any say in the decision, then the respondent/petitioner would file an order to show cause for contempt and seek to have the court rule the party in contempt for moving them without the approval of the respondent (or vice versa) and as a penalty the party can seek reimbursement of expenses.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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What if both parties agreed to the move and the respondent agreed to meet 50% of the educational costs? are there any defenses you can think of the petitioner?
If both parties agreed and respondent agreed to pay 50%, then really the petitioner has no defenses.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
so basically any money paid by the respondent or the co-respondent can be successfully reclaimed from the petitioner/
No, if the respondent agreed to pay the 50%, then the respondent will not be able to claim the money back, this would be considered by the courts as a "gift" as it was actually given to the petitioner by the respondent and it was not listed in the settlement agreement.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Going forward if the respondent does nor "gift" or contribute what remedies are available to the petitioner to enforce the arrangement
The only thing that can be enforced is the exact amount due, nothing more than that amount. If that is not being paid, then the petitioner has to go to court on an order to show cause for contempt and get the court to order it.
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