I know that my child support payment will decrease when my EX has a bub...but will it get affected at all when I have a bubby? My DP and I just got our BFP last week, and my friend told me that the child support my ex pays me will reduce once bubs is born...is that true? If so, by how much...and WHY???? Why would my partner and I having a baby make a difference to how much my ex pays to support his children? Any help would be appreciated as I will need to budget that in...
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28-02-2010 20:02 #1
Does your child support payment decrease when you have a new baby?
28-02-2010 20:21 #2
I don't *think* so but I could be wrong. It makes sense that the payments would drop when your Ex has a bub, as he then has another dependant so that's how it goes.
But his payments to you for the children you had with him, shouldn't reduce because you have a baby with your new partner. That doesn't sound right at all
28-02-2010 23:38 #3
it wont decrease.
28-02-2010 23:38 #4Weird One
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it might as u will get more income
01-03-2010 17:07 #5
No it wont unless your taxable income increases.
the formula for CS is as follows
both people get the self support abount taken out.
Income 50,000 50,000
Self support 18,252 18,252
CS income 31,748 31,748
Income % 50% 50%
Becase DAD has had another baby he get additional money taken out this amount is caluclated by the income. see table at following link
therefor additional money taken from fathers amount
Relevent DEP $0 8,528
CS AMT 31,748 23,220
Income % 57.76% 42.24%
By changing his income % her pays less. but by you having another child you would re balance out your income percentage to in the example 50/50 which would increase his percentage to pay.
Here is a full example form the CS website. I hope I havent confused you
basically the answere is no. he will not pay you less if you have another child he by all rights should pay you slightly more if all the circumstances are still the same
hope that helps
01-03-2010 17:48 #6
Yes what Liesel said..
It may even increase because you now have another dependent that your money needs to be allocated to as well. The only way it would decrease is if you started earning significantly more then you are now. But say you have to stop work your income would decrease and you would get more CS.
I wouldn't worry about his CS dropping when he has another bub as i am due with TWINS and mine drops a whopping whole $5. So in turn they are allocating $5 to my twins - The system is just oooo so fair lol
03-03-2010 17:55 #7
Thankyou for all your advice girls that helped a lot! I do have a query about this though:
04-03-2010 10:06 #8
Because both parents incomes are considered equally. Just like if your Ex got a better paying job his CS amount would go up.
Liesel has the formula in her previous post. But it is based on both incomes minus $18 252 (for self support) for both parties. So whatever both of your taxable income is after minusing the 18K will be what your CS is worked out on.
Dont worry neither parties (payer and payee) feels like they can ever get ahead.. Its a catch 22 for both parties..
HOpe you dont loose out on to much $$. My advice would be to call CSA and say hypothetically if i earn X amount and EX is earing his current wage how much CS will i be entitled to. And see what the figures are so your prepared.
Here is a link re you income and child support http://www.csa.gov.au/ChildSupportFo...meDetails.aspx
04-03-2010 11:20 #9
All the formulas are on the CSA website. They even have a calculator where you just punch numbers
10-07-2016 00:29 #10Junior Member
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I'm not trying to be rude but you just sound like a greedy ex!
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