He has as much control over her having more children as she has over him having more children and rightly so. That would be like the ex having a say in the size of family you have.
The same rules apply to men and woman in regards to paying and receiving child support.
When you call child support they don't ask whether you are male or female before starting a case, same rules for either sex.
of course they dont ask that but the facts are its mostly the women with most of the care of the children and the men copping sh!t for having their 'new family' my posts were all without men or women being mentioned until it as quite obvious that men moving on is the issue
Men cop no more sh*t for moving on than women do, as has been seen in this thread. Let's keep in mind that when the non custodial parent has more kids to someone else, his CS goes down to his 'first' children. It's been argued here why should the ex fund her lifestyle to stay at home. But why should his kids pay because he goes on to keep procreating? His other children suddenly don't eat less since Dad has had more babies to someone else, yet they get less.
It goes both ways.
I used to think my idea was pretty crappy but now not so much.
1/3 rent, 1/3 gas, 1/3 power, 1/3 food.**
1/2 school fees, PHI, extra curriculars, maybe $25-50 p/f to be put away for when kids need new clothes (so if you double it, it's $50 p/f for each child that can go into a savings account for when it's needed.
Anyway, I think it'd be a good idea.
I say 1/3 rent, etc, 'cause the payee also has a household to run.
I also don't think household expenses should be shared in a 50/50 scenario but the rest should.
Eta: I also think only debts accrued before child support started needing to be paid should be taken into an assessment and not ones after so if people opt to go and buy a $50k car in an attempt to not pay c/s well that's just too bad for them. And if someone willingly quits their job to avoid paying it then they get roughly 15-20% of their centerlink taken directly from their pay.
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Last edited by Jennaisme; 13-10-2014 at 22:33.
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