mama and her little bearxxx (15-12-2012)
but what if there is no work and she can't pay the bills on Newstart? Should he be giving her more cs to pay her bills? what if the child needs to move schools for good reason? should the mother be forced to drive a hour extra each way 5 days a week to save the father an hour each way once a fortnight?
I don't agree with that vic park..... Situations happen all the time like a mother who is a SAHM has moved with her husband of of state for his work.
They then split up and she has to find a rental and start life as a single mum far from home with no support network.
Happens all the time.
It's very true though - if you moved from rural NSW to Melbourne (for example) for your husbands work, then your marriage broke down, you'd be in a crappy position financially and with no support.
Also VicPark, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you in a happy marriage? What experience do you have with shared custody of a child in a split family?
I find it interesting that you would say that i don't fit into that category. I'm not entirely sure what you base it on. DD's dad was 'involved' and moving to where my family is has made it much easier. For a start, I can feed my child.
I had to move because my rent went up till it was more than what was coming in. I stayed as long as I could but it just wasn't possibly anymore. I am incredibly lucky that I had family in a position to help. There are many women who are not that lucky.
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