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Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.To answer directly, if you were not paying child support between Jan '12 and Dec '12, then requesting that you cover those costs is reasonable. Even if no order was put in place yet, providing maintenance and care for the child is a legitimate demand. But if no spousal support, alimony, or alimony pendente lite was put in place, any expenses to the spouse are NOT reasonable as they are not court ordered. Those expenses you are not obligated to pay or covered.Good luck.