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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    Don't forget to factor in child support. You will lose some FTBA, but will end up better off overall. (assuming your exdh is relatively honest here and doesn't deliberately minimise his income to get out of paying child support eg working cash in hand)
    Unless your ex is likely to be reliable with paying CS and not use it as a weapon against you, then don't factor it into your budget at all if you can help it.

    If he suddenly decides he just doesnt want pay or gets the assessment amount dropped you'll be caught off guard trying to catch up. Consider CS a lovely bonus when it arrives if you can.

    You have already been given some great budgeting tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia View Post
    Unless your ex is likely to be reliable with paying CS and not use it as a weapon against you, then don't factor it into your budget at all if you can help it.

    If he suddenly decides he just doesnt want pay or gets the assessment amount dropped you'll be caught off guard trying to catch up. Consider CS a lovely bonus when it arrives if you can.

    You have already been given some great budgeting tips.
    Yep this, I never count on receiving CS, I've been caught out too many times.

    Sad but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    Do u mind pm'ing me the address too pls midas2007

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    Me too please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia View Post
    Unless your ex is likely to be reliable with paying CS and not use it as a weapon against you, then don't factor it into your budget at all if you can help it.

    If he suddenly decides he just doesnt want pay or gets the assessment amount dropped you'll be caught off guard trying to catch up. Consider CS a lovely bonus when it arrives if you can.

    You have already been given some great budgeting tips.
    I agree. I went from getting over $300 a fortnight - then exH quit his job now I get $0. If he ever has to pay it again it'll go into a savings account. I'll never ever count on it as my income ever again.

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    Thank you so much mummies! Some great tips thank you.

    DH owns the home we are now renting from him, he has agreed to pay 170 a week (child support), so we will now be out of pocket 150 a week instead of 320, so at least I know we will defiantly be getting child support because ill only be paying him 150 a week rent not 320 if that makes sense?

    And yes, I do work thank goodness! I could do some cash in hand jobs but I really don't want to do that, I feel like it's just wrong & would feel really guilty but I can now see why many single parents resort to that.

    I photo copied all documents before he left, so I have a copy of his tax return, and group certificate so no denying how much he earns. He's worked at the same company for almost 8 years, they don't pay him what he is worth but he loves if there so don't think he'll leave anytime soon. It's a corporate job so no chance of cash in hand etc from his end.

    Everything's still in his name, all of the utilities etc.

    I feel like we should be getting more support from him. I know child support said 170, but that doesn't even cover childcare & medical expenses let alone food, Feel like I have to put DD on a diet.

    I was doing okay this morning then got a lovely heartfelt 'hope your doing okay' message from my MIL which put in tears & immobilised me on the coach.

    I've got SO much stuff to organise @ I don't even know where to start, still in shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FITCHICK View Post
    Thank you so much mummies! Some great tips thank you.

    DH owns the home we are now renting from him, he has agreed to pay 170 a week (child support), so we will now be out of pocket 150 a week instead of 320, so at least I know we will defiantly be getting child support because ill only be paying him 150 a week rent not 320 if that makes sense?

    And yes, I do work thank goodness! I could do some cash in hand jobs but I really don't want to do that, I feel like it's just wrong & would feel really guilty but I can now see why many single parents resort to that.

    I photo copied all documents before he left, so I have a copy of his tax return, and group certificate so no denying how much he earns. He's worked at the same company for almost 8 years, they don't pay him what he is worth but he loves if there so don't think he'll leave anytime soon. It's a corporate job so no chance of cash in hand etc from his end.

    Everything's still in his name, all of the utilities etc.

    I feel like we should be getting more support from him. I know child support said 170, but that doesn't even cover childcare & medical expenses let alone food, Feel like I have to put DD on a diet.

    I was doing okay this morning then got a lovely heartfelt 'hope your doing okay' message from my MIL which put in tears & immobilised me on the coach.

    I've got SO much stuff to organise @ I don't even know where to start, still in shock.
    How much do earn a fortnight before tax?? Of you are eligible for the simple parent pension you'll receive cheaper child are rates. Have you rung centrelink yet?? Just let them know everything and they'll point you in the right direction. You may also be entitled to rent assistance depending on how you are working out things.

    If you can find a decent bulk billing doctor that would be the way to go and again you'll get cheaper scripts for a lot of things with your pension card (if you are untitled to one).
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    Thank you theboys&me x yes we have an appointment at centrelink today. I applied online last week & gave them a call, they just asked me some questions & made today's appointment. Went in there yesterday to find out what I need to bring etc and I can't even remember so I'm just going to turn up & hope for the best.

    I'm a PT & I have my own business. The business grosses anywhere between 800 - 1200 a week, but that's before rent (300), tax (100) & super (100) so I take home anywhere between 300-700 a week.

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    Ps DDs doctor is amazing & does bulk bill, however the specialists she sees do not (ENT, Psyc, Speechy, Chiro) She has AS, & has had hearing problems since birth, recently somewhat fixed but requiring ongoing support. She also suffers from systematic croup, she has about 5-6 episodes a year treated with antihistamines & steroids, sometimes requiring hospital stays.

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    Each appointment blocks cost us anywhere between 300 - 1200, medicines 40-80 per episode

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    If your daughter has a known ongoing medical condition you can apply for a change of assessment for child support to take those ongoing costs into account so that both parents are meeting that obligation. Just a thought.

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