I knew it was meant to be based on both. she has done tax. see this is why i say if it is good for the paying parent topay more when the reciever earns less it should be good in reverse. in our situation it is not very fair. i do get child support for my other kids (there are 4 i recieve payments for) but it is not much. its enough to buy bread and milk for a week. but it is based on my exs real income. so that is how it is.....we do ok though as im very good with money but it still seems unfair that the other kids mum gets so much yet earns the same.....oh well unless someone can give advice on how to change it we shall wait it out lol
THEY SHOULD TEACH YOU ALL ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT IN HIGH SCHOOL. Seriously. Get a couple of bitter screwed over single mothers in, get a bunch of struggling screwed over dads in, and they have to learn how difficult it can be when a relationship breaks down.
Then, instead of offering $5k to have a baby, make abortions free.
Can you imagine???
I have nothing to else to add. Except child support is such an ethical discussion.
If I was single, I'd have $200 a fortnight left over after rent, if I'm lucky. The ex would pay $550 a week, which would make a huge difference in our lives. If he had a child, I would not want it to go down, because we made a choice to have this baby together.
If I "trapped" him into having a baby, ie, didn't tell him I wasn't using the pill, or if I cheated on him and left him... If its my choice to have this baby not an equal one... It honestly doesn't seem fair. I wish there was a way CSA could take that into account.
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