So, I know this is in the wrong spot but I want to cast my net wide to answer my question. My ex dh has reduced his income this year so my CS has gone down. However he has still been able to buy a property over $1.06m and has other financial investments. I have 2 children with him age 6 years and 18 months. He is living a great life being able to buy pretty much whatever he likes on his new 'low income'. He consistently sees the children but also uses the opportunity to ridicule me in front of the children and there never seems to be enough evidence to obtain a DVO. He won't pay anything above CS and unless I work huge hours I will not be able to financially move forward. I live in Sydney (one of the worlds most expensive cities) and would like to be able to move to Queensland a)where the housing will be more affordable and b) where I can get childcare which is cheaper whilst I work. My lawyer says that I have almost a nil chance of moving. She says I need to prove that I am financially disadvantaged and I will need a strong case to move. I have friends in Queensland where I will have emotional support, there is work available and cheaper housing. I have no family in Australia though if I move my mother would be able to move here and I would be able to have support from her. It seems unfair that he can continue to financially screw me, that my children will need to be in full time daycare and after school care just so that he can have regular contact and I on the other hand am worrying about whether or not I can afford toilet paper. Any advice on how others proved financial hardship and moved away or any advice from family lawyers would be appreciated. I feel like i'm drowning from a situation that I did not create.