So unless you can self fund your desire to be a SAHM then getting a paid job it is.
If the arrangement is off for the mum...then it should be for the Dad as well. If she stayed at home while he had the luxury of working and not needing CC then that arrangement should be off once they split.
Both parents should work part time and take care of the children whilst they're in their care. Daddy dearest would have to find more flexible working ours then.
Clearly if they both have decided whilst TOGETHER that it is in the best interest of the children that the mum stays home with them that that should remain the same once they split. Because in my mind, if it's in the best interest of the children that doesn't then suddenly change if the couple split does it? They either believe it is or it isn't. They can't chop and change because it suits them better that the kids are ripped out of their original arrangement and dumped in daycare just because they split. If neither of them thought that was a viable option before then that shouldn't suddenly become a viable option when they're apart.
Likewise, his CS payments are not as much as others we know, because when working, I earn a good income. If I was a low income worker then he would have to pay more.
His brother has to pay a heap in CS because his ex claims minimal income each year (even though she has her own successful business, cash payments mainly). So CS is definitely calculated on both incomes.
I don't have sympathy for her worrying about paying her bills when she can move closer to us, share care 50/50, have better job, housing & education opportunities & be better off financially if she worked more.
The children always lose when it's about money....always always always!
Jet is only available to welfare recipients receiving a maximum rate of Ccb and who fulfil strict eligibility criteria and has a maximum time period.
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