When a child maintenance amount has already been worked out, the person named as the parent has to pay until they can provide evidence they’re not the parent.When the amount hasn’t been worked out, the service managing the case won’t work it out or ask for payment until the disagreement has been sorted out.There were plenty hush-hush meetings but the curiosity of a child should not be underestimated.
You wonder if everybody’s life is as chaotic as yours. Your child doesn’t act like the other children in the class.
Homework assignments guarantee a night of fights, slammed doors, and tears shed. Your husband gets fired again claiming all his bosses are jerks. Your sister cancels every time you plan to meet for dinner.
This is a shame, of course, but it’s also really surprising considering how common death, disease, and tragedy are. I was 6 years old when my newborn brother died, just days into my first grade year.
At the time I was sad because my baby brother was gone, and I didn’t get a chance to hold him or play with him.
As a newlywed, I wondered more about what he would be doing now, and how our family would be different if he’d grown up with the rest of my siblings.
Now that I’m a parent, I see the situation much differently and understand better the impact his death had on my own parents.
As I’ve grown up, his life and death have come to mean different things to me.
During my teenage years, he was someone I sometimes felt close to, wondered about, and even confided in on occasion.
We’re not really a society that handles death, tragedy, and grief very well.