Who pays for travel ?

(6 Posts)

Contact and CMS payments agreed and fine. Who should pay for travel cost to and from NRP house? It's a significant cost (around £60-80 a month).

Genuinely interested in what people think is fair. CMS payments are a very small proportion of DC expense, so my bias is to ask NRP to pay.

WeAreEternal Fri 16-Sep-16 15:01:50

When my friend moved away from her exh she was ordered to pay the travel costs (on court, as the costs were a direct result of her choosing to move).
From what I have heard/read it is almost always the responsibility of the parent who moved away from the area to pay for the travel costs.

ShowMeTheElf Fri 16-Sep-16 15:03:06

The contact is for the benefit of the children not the RP or NRP.
In an ideal world it would be split equally or the lifts shared.
My DH (NRP) does all the running to collect/drop off his DCs. I (RP) do all the running for my DCs to visit their father.
I know some say 'it depends on who moved away' but I honestly think it should be agreed amicably and shared.

Hamiltoes Fri 16-Sep-16 15:05:29

I do all the running around weekdays (and majority of weekends too!) so if NRP decided not to pay the travel costs to see them, he just wouldn't see them. Even if i moved away. Maybe I am BU but thats the way I see it, maintenance doesn't even cover half of childcare in my case...

Lunar1 Fri 16-Sep-16 15:11:35

Whoever moved should pay.

It is more complicated than that but I don't want to out myself! thank you for your responses.

DC costs have risen a lot (hundreds per month). CM hasn't. So I thought would be reasonable to ask him to cover all the travel. Until now I've paid for most of the travel.

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