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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.No. Aside from any child support the court ordered, each parent is responsible for the child's needs while in their care and custody.
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HelloYou state " I also asked if a judge would find him in contempt?"Yes. If he is requesting you to pay for those things while in his care - that would be contempt. If he is being negligent and the kids are suffering from him not providing those things on his time it would also be contempt.
I suggest what you want to consider is this
Gather the cost of all the items you have been paying for out side of food, shelter and clothing - underwear, by the way, would be part of the child support and not anything extra, unless is a special type needed for an extra curricularAnd then write him a letter and tell him he is responsible for half of the items that you have been paying for
Make a request for his share. Tell him you will give him 14 days to make the payment or you will file a contempt proceeding and also request the court to order any of your legal fees associated with the contempt because of his failure to settle this out of court
If you don't get the payment within 14 days of his receipt of the letter then file the contempt. I suggest you should mail that letter to him certified with a return receipt requested so that you can see when he received it to begin your 14 day count. And you also can use that to show the court you contacted him and tried to settle the matter out of court
And that is why you are also requesting the court to hold him accountable for your fees in association with the contempt proceeding.Now, the court will find him in contempt. But they will not issue a judgment for the money. You would need to file in small claims court to collect. And you can file in small claims court on your own for up to $5000
If what he owes is more, then you will need to go to the next level and would want to consider a local attorney to help you with that suit. If you file in small claims, you can get the forms from the clerk of the court in the county where he lives and file there.
I apologize that I did not answer the contempt question at the onset. Though in review of your original post, I do not see where you asked about it And you wroteFlorida case, parenting plan reads "Each parent has an equal responsibility to support the child but in view of their earning capacities the Father shall pay to the Mother". Then it state s "The parties shall equally divide all expenses of the minor children, including , but not limited to, extra circular activities, school supplies, school clothing, school activities, social activities, summer camps, etc." He has not purchased them personal items such as socks, underwear, clothing, shoes, swim suites ect. Since we were in court 3 years ago at which time I am certain his attorney told him to get them stuff for his house. Is it my responsibility to provide the above stuff when it is his parenting time?"
And so the question I originally answered was
" Is it my responsibility to provide the above stuff when it is his parenting time?"I would have answered about the contempt at the onset, had it been asked.Thank you for understanding that I can only answer what you ask.
HelloThank you for the clarification and understanding1 -He does not have to pay for the socks and underwear with the school supplies but should be providing them for his house, which he is not - YES. That is correct.2 - As far the baseball, learners permit, ACT?SAT testing cost. years books ect. he would be held in contempt for not paying those items - FOR NOT PAYING HIS SHARE OF THOSE ITEMS. They would be shared expenses.3- I does state in our papers that if one has to pursue with legal service due to the fault of the other then the one at fault would be held responsible.for the cost, so he would have to pay for the attorney and court cost as well, right? - YES. That is correct.
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