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Forum: Single Parenting   04-29-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By anon_abroad
Louisa0987, I have explained it to the kids...

Louisa0987, I have explained it to the kids already, so they get it. They love him, but they know what he's like too.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-29-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By anon_abroad
Luckily any travel documents for minors have to...

Luckily any travel documents for minors have to be signed by both parents, in order to be issued. So no, the kids wouldn't be able to travel without my permission.
Good idea about recording the...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By anon_abroad
I posted a reply yesterday and then somehow...

I posted a reply yesterday and then somehow deleted it in just one click!
Yes, I DO hold passports and identity cards for travel in EU, I can honestly imagine ex simply showing up on the day of and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By anon_abroad
would you allow non-amicable ex to take kids on trip abroad?d?

I see there are similar threads to this already, which have been helpful, but my situation is slightly different.
My ex has told our kids (12 and 14) that he will take them abroad (another EU...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 155
Posted By anon_abroad
yes it's time limited, one month to hand in...

yes it's time limited, one month to hand in application, and the application is based on the apartment I find. I will still keep eye put for other options, however unlikely in such a small town.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 155
Posted By anon_abroad
Ok, good questions. Ok, so the 'nicer' place, in...

Ok, good questions. Ok, so the 'nicer' place, in terms of financial hit, let's say it would not lower my monthly housing expenses, possibly up them by 30-50Euros/month and I would have to use part of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 155
Posted By anon_abroad
buying an apartment

I have the opportunity to apply for funding to cover 1/4 of the cost of a modest apartment. I have already seen some and there are 2 in particular that would be suitable, the difference between the...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,181
Posted By anon_abroad
I dated a guy for 1,5-2 months, right up till...

I dated a guy for 1,5-2 months, right up till Christmas. He was very different from any man I have ever been with, a bit older than me, he's English-speaking, he doesn't have a full head of hair,...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-12-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By anon_abroad
I'm quite sure they don't revoke licenses here,...

I'm quite sure they don't revoke licenses here, otherwise I would have been advised to do go ahead in that sense. Goodmom2008 is right, but I can't report him without having the money to pursue the...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-09-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By anon_abroad
I'm still seething with anger... I can't make...

I'm still seething with anger... I can't make ends meet without a minor amount of child support from ex. He is so arrogant when I address the issue, he literally just shrugs his shoulders and says...
Forum: Pets   12-02-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By anon_abroad
I moved from the country into a small apartment...

I moved from the country into a small apartment and our 2 female/spayed cats live in here with us. Any tricks on neutralising the odour from their litter box as much as possible? They poop like 5...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-29-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By anon_abroad
Something seems wrong in this picture because...

Something seems wrong in this picture because while you're taking time to learn from your past relationship, he's in denial, it would seem.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-24-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By anon_abroad
Since he is self-employed he doesn't have a...

Since he is self-employed he doesn't have a paycheck, and therefore there is nothing to garnish from. So my lawyers asked his bank to take the sum out of his account directly (I'm just saying, it is...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-21-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By anon_abroad
I got news back from lawyers - I will not be...

I got news back from lawyers - I will not be getting any CS.
XH is self-employed and here that means there is no paycheck to take 'enforced' payments from, and XH refused to pay voluntarily.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-20-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By anon_abroad
Good advice mamas! I'll see if he stays...

Good advice mamas! I'll see if he stays consistent with the girls, that's all that matters. So far the girls enjoy their time with their dad again, they all stay at the grandparent's so that they...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-20-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By anon_abroad
Well, I ended up suing ex for what are now 8...

Well, I ended up suing ex for what are now 8 months of no child support, BUT irony of the situation, I filed in early August and he still hasn't received the papers, that's how slow the system is......
Forum: Single Parenting   08-12-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By anon_abroad
So I sent him a lawyer's letter last week asking...

So I sent him a lawyer's letter last week asking him to: start visitation with the kids again (which he DID over the weekend), and to pay half of the over-standing amount by the 10th (which happened...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-02-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By anon_abroad
My ex stopped paying child support six months...

My ex stopped paying child support six months ago, and stopped visits with the kids about 4 months ago. It seems the only way to go is to report him, but this would mean he would have a criminal...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By anon_abroad
I'm doing it for real, moving in at the...

I'm doing it for real, moving in at the beginning of August! It will be a massive change, from being out in the country to a town....from a house to an apartment building! I have many reasons to do...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-11-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By anon_abroad
So here I am 3 months after my original post,...

So here I am 3 months after my original post, and my ex maintains his position of 1) not seeing the kids (except for brief, sporadic phone calls and two visits, and bumping into him in town once!),...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By anon_abroad
In terms of income brackets, in my case If I...

In terms of income brackets, in my case If I spend 1/3 on rent and am then very careful I can get to the next pay check. There's no wiggle room, but then again, not much choice since there are 3 of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By anon_abroad
wow, 80% of your income! that's terrible! no, I...

wow, 80% of your income! that's terrible! no, I think 33% is more than enough, it leaves me enough to pay bills and eat until the end of the month if I'm careful. We are moving to the small town...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By anon_abroad
Yes, rent would be 1/3 of take home pay after...

Yes, rent would be 1/3 of take home pay after taxes... and no, kids are not close to working age (11 and 12).
Of course I would like something 1/4 of take home, but there's nothing available in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By anon_abroad
Ok, well if 1/3 is still recommended by...

Ok, well if 1/3 is still recommended by financial advisors, and yes my income is dependable, then it sounds like its ok.
Plus, re-reading my post made me realise myself that it won't change my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By anon_abroad
I am looking for a rental in a town (I currently...

I am looking for a rental in a town (I currently live out in in the country), where rent will cost me 1/3 of my 'scrape by every month' income. I currently spend 1/5 of my income but have MANY extra...
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