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Judge Rules Man Can Pay Child Support In Incredibly Unusual Way

by : UNILAD on : 30 May 2016 12:26
Judge holding gavel in courtroom. Image shot 2010. Exact date unknown.Judge holding gavel in courtroom. Image shot 2010. Exact date unknown.Wikipedia

An Italian court has ruled in favour of a divorced father who paid his child support in the form of pizzas.

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Pizza baker Nicolo Toso, was taken to court for failing to pay child support following his divorce from Nicoletta Zuin in 2002, reports the Telegraph.

The 50-year-old was hit hard by the 2008 economic crisis, so paid his ex-wife in pizzas, calzone and other goods from the place he worked instead of the €400 (£300) stipulated in the divorce agreement.

However, a judge has now acquitted Mr Toso, ruling he had done his best during hard times to provide for his daughter.

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Judge Chiara Bitozzi said:

In lieu of money, the defendant offered his ex-wife the same amount of compensation in the form of take-away pizzas from his workplace, an offer promptly rejected as ‘beggar’s change’.

Mr Toso’s defence argued that he had been true to all his other custody obligations – only resorting to paying in pizza because he ‘had truly fallen on hard times’.

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The relationship between Mr Toso’s ex-wife and his daughter later deteriorated to the point where his daughter moved back in with her father, his new wife and his three other children.

And in a final twist, a civil court has ruled the mother must now pay Mr Toso €300 (£230) in child support per month.

Well, that backfired!

Topics: Food

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  1. The Telegraph

    Divorced Italian allowed to pay his child support in pizzas, court rules