Greetings. First, if you are working off Worksheet B of the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines (also known as the Joint Custody Worksheet), then yes, you should pay for things while the children are with you, but not necessarily the things he thinks you should pay for.
I would file a motion for a determination of who should pay for the braces. First though, tell him that you do not agree to the cosmetic procedure at this time because you cannot afford it.
Finally, there is nothing you can ever do now to “get him off your back” except give him more money. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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