Legal Wit — The Reality Check

Legal Wit — The Reality Check

There is no indication in the material before me that the child has any particular ability or level of participation in sporting or other activities beyond what could be described as that of an average child. Thus, her participation in those activities fall within the category of ordinary expenses at this time. This also means that if the ordinary budget available to him for the support of the child does not permit her to be enrolled in every activity available to children her age, then realistic decisions will have to be made by [the father] as to life and activity priorities. This will not be the fault of [the mother] but a reflection of the fact that, in their new economic circumstances resulting from their separation, the parties can no longer afford, either for themselves or their child, all they could afford previously. This is sometimes euphemistically referred to as a "reality check".

Boynton v. Boynton |
2014 CarswellBC 1695 |
British Columbia Supreme Court
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