My husband (who's French) believes that the law says that, no matter how his own financial circumstances might change, he has to pay the same amount to his ex-wife and to his daughter, who is nearly grown-up but suddenly becoming much more demanding.
He says there's a "legal precedent" (based upon a former airline pilot who lost his job and though he earned 1400 per month vs 6000 previously, the judge mandated that he continue to pay his ex 3000 per month).
Is this true (if so, where can I find out more about this law) - or is it another case of people letting the system - or their interpretation of it - grind them down (along with the behemoth's other head: a man/boss/professional person not being allowed to say "No" ever to a woman/junior person/ working person)
Any info on this gratefully received, people could lose everything needlessly supporting people who could and should put their own hand in their pocket once in a while (and pull together in a crisis). How I wish there were more who shared the blitz spirit. It seems that this is taken to mean "blitz everyone else, take all you can and then look down your noses, people, for might is right".... (grrr)
Ps, for anyone nosey enough to be wondering, he is NOT thinking of cutting down the amount he pays anyway, this is about getting my ducks in a row for the future, which is always nearer than we think...