And no, no one is saying you should be deprived a child. Take a deep breath. But CS payments should be in your budget as an unchangeable expense that you WILL be paying every month for years to come, you shouldn't really be counting on it to change to suit your needs.
She has two other child to which she receives cs and cl. She lives with her new partner and doesn't pay any rent. When we have had dh's ds he is in hand me down clothes and only gets fed maccas nuggets. Something isn't right there imo.
No he is on less than 100k.
Tbh....with some comments coming through about the other child missing out etc etc makes me kinda feel like a monster because I asked a simple question related to cs dropping when bub is born
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OP for what it's worth I don't see that you are trying to reduce/dodge your DP CS responsibilities, I'm guessing your trying to work out your budget which ( if your home is run like mine ) includes expenses when SK is in your care ( we have medical, swimming, dancing etc etc related to DSD)
Check CSA estimator or alternatively call CSA giving them income amounts of DP & ex, care percentage & any additional children & someone can work it out for you over the phone.
And 1 last thing don't bother posting anything CS or blended family or single parent related unless you want an all in brawl & to be judged for god knows what coz you probably won't receive an adult answer anyways. All you will get is criticism that is judged from I don't know the wording of your question or something ridiculous like that
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So this forum is only for people who agree with the OP? That sounds kind of silly and bit hypocritical - that only you and those that agree with you are allowed a voice.
The OP is clearly on ok money. If they can't budget CS with a new baby then that's their issue.
Last edited by delirium; 20-12-2012 at 14:42.
OP I did mention earlier that CS should never be relied on as being decreased as a first stepping stone to planning your family and finances. It can go up and down depending on earnings.
personally, as a CS recipient ($24 a month wooooooo) I had to wait years and years and years to be able to get to even the trying to conceive point because we were worried about finances. I do believe it's only fair that payers should do the same. My ex has gotten himself a better job so next financial year his payments are likely to go up, but I would never, ever rely or factor this in when planning my next baby.
Look at your finances and have a look at what you can cut down on. Like I mentioned, we are moving further away from the city, cheaper rent, will go down to one car, and I will work at home from 9-3 instead of in an office 8-5.
Unfortunately, just because I am (hopefully) having a baby next year, this doesn't make my current son's expenses any cheaper so we are looking at things like housing, cars, better meal planning etc to save cash
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I sincerely hope the OP & her DP have not had a child with that single goal in mind😜
The answer to OP question is yes. An extended version of that answer is yes but DO NOT expect it to decrease greatly.
In addition to this would be suggestions as have been mentioned where to cut back financially etc etc.
I did not see any comment that made me think OP wants to get out of paying CS, I'm assuming ( big assumption I know ) that if OP even concerns herself with CS amount possibly going up or down that in her home it's treated like an essential expense in her budget just like rent or food.
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