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Old 06-04-2016, 10:21 AM
 
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I guess the child shall not go hungry !




Italian court rules divorced chef can pay child support in pizza | KTBC
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:28 AM
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Only in Italy.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:36 AM
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I'm second generation on one side and just shake my head at the ignorance of the judges and politicians in Italy. How do pizza and calzones clothe a child, pay for her books, activities, medical and dental expenses, or anything else?

Italy is in a poor financial state. Maybe they could pay their judges with coda alla vaccinara.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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I can see both sides of the story. Mom did need some cash money to pay for the things like clothing, shelter, and medical. Dad did the best he could under the circumstances. He would have provided money if he had a way to do so. The child would have been worse off if the dad had contributed nothing. I don't think dad should have gotten off entirely without paying any money, but maybe he should have been required to pay a percentage of actual money owed when his finances improved.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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I can see both sides of the story. Mom did need some cash money to pay for the things like clothing, shelter, and medical. Dad did the best he could under the circumstances. He would have provided money if he had a way to do so. The child would have been worse off if the dad had contributed nothing. I don't think dad should have gotten off entirely without paying any money, but maybe he should have been required to pay a percentage of actual money owed when his finances improved.
But if his business is still running ? It's gotta be making some sort of money . Right ?
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:47 AM
 
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But if his business is still running ? It's gotta be making some sort of money . Right ?
No. He was probably operating at a loss. The business closed two years later when he couldn't pay vendors and creditors.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:53 AM
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But if his business is still running ? It's gotta be making some sort of money . Right ?
His business took a hit in 2008 and he told his wife he would pay alimony by providing anything off the menu in his restaurant, and he did that for two years. She then took him to court in 2010 - probably because she thought it would have been a short term fix, which didn't happen. The restaurant then closed.

The judge ruled no crime had been committed - which I interpret to mean they weren't going to force him to pay money for those two years, or switch over to cash at the time of the hearing. Daughter moved in with dad in 2011, possibly because mom could no longer afford to be the custodial parent.

The judge should have set up a timeframe for paying what was owed and set up a payment schedule, requiring him to appear in court at a future date to show he was making an effort to find a job, or provide proof he was working. Her ruling did nothing to make him accountable.
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:37 PM
 
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His business took a hit in 2008 and he told his wife he would pay alimony by providing anything off the menu in his restaurant, and he did that for two years. She then took him to court in 2010 - probably because she thought it would have been a short term fix, which didn't happen. The restaurant then closed.

The judge ruled no crime had been committed - which I interpret to mean they weren't going to force him to pay money for those two years, or switch over to cash at the time of the hearing. Daughter moved in with dad in 2011, possibly because mom could no longer afford to be the custodial parent.

The judge should have set up a timeframe for paying what was owed and set up a payment schedule, requiring him to appear in court at a future date to show he was making an effort to find a job, or provide proof he was working. Her ruling did nothing to make him accountable.
Its 2016 now, this apparently occurred between 2008 and 2010. Child support was $335 a month per the article.

Seems like the guy legitimately had issues and at least he did offer food. If the wife hit him up for it, there is some value in that. Possibly even what was owed if the wife/daughter ate there for free every day. The guy potentially could have kept a record of what he provided from the restaurant.

Does not really seem unreasonable. Not sure if the Mom is working or paying child support at this point, but if she is it would be fair to deduct something from it for the time being.
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:45 PM
 
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I want him to be my dad!
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Old 06-04-2016, 05:41 PM
 
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And all the pizzas are topped with tuna and sauerkraut...
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