I'm the payer in our child support situation. I pay 100% of the child care fees, extra curricular fees, therapy bills... I'd rather not be forced to fork out the extra $35/week child support I'm assessed to pay. Especially as I have 57% of the care.
I doubt my ex feels duped for not receiving the money.
As hard as it would be I think each situation individually. For instance I am a payee and my ex chose to have nothing to do with our DS from a very young age so imo he should pay however if he had something to with our DS I would honestly be happy with help for DS's education.
My DP is a payer, we take his SD from that relationship every 2nd weekend and half the holidays just like his bio DD. While his SD is with us we clothe, feed, pay for outings etc so I think the child support for his bio DD should be minimal. Their mum receives child support from SD's bio dad however he has nothing to do with her. It doesn't sit right with me.
Hope that all makes sense
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If you got a reassessment done, and showed how you pay for all the other stuff on top of what you pay, wouldn't that be taken into account anyway. I'm sure it works that way.
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I think it should be case by case. I think there should be MAXIMUM payments and it should be capped after a certain amount. I think its appalling that some people have to pay over $400 a week CS but some people get away with $7. The system is bogus it seems anyone doing the right thing gets screwed and people wanting to dodge CS get away with everything
I think it's fair that a child gets enough money to allow them access to the same things if the parent that pays CS was living with them. Ie. it would suck if kids from Dad's new marriage go to elite private schools, but the kids that live with Mum are going to a public school in hand-me-downs.
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