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    Question Do you pay kinder/school fees with your child support payments?

    I'm getting about $175 per week from the ex for child support (approx. $750 per month), and he said that he was told by CSA that he is within his rights to expect that educational fees should be paid with this.

    Is this what others do? Just curious, really. I'm pretty lucky to be getting this amount by the sounds of it (from the horror stories I read here about dead beat ex husbands barely paying a thing), and he's even arranged with his employer to pay me directly as he gets paid

    In addition I'm also getting the parenting pension and FTB A & B, so I think I should have enough even if I am paying the kinder fees (which are $330 per term and he is repeating 3 y.o. kinder so there is another year of that).

    What do you think? Or should he pay fees on top of that?

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    given the amount.. i would use it to pay kindy fees. but thats just me

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    i would also use it to pay for the fees. if he wants to help more and help pay for the fees let him.

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    When i was recieving regular CS I used it to pay kindy fees, that way i didnt have to worry about trying to find the money at the time, it was Direct debt the same day it went in. But thats just me.

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    My child support pays the mortgage... I think he probably shouldn't have to pay on top of that.
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    as you are recieving a decent amount of child support i dont think he should have to pay school fees on top of it. what you get already covers them plus some. of course if he wanted to cover them thats fine. i recieve child support also (now 42 per week for 3 kids) and never ask for anything else as it is based on my ex husbands real wage. we also pay out child support of $185 a week for my new partners 2 children so i can see child support from both sides.

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    My personal opinion is that CS is the non custodial financial obligation towards raising a child.... If child care fees feature as part of your day to day child rearing whilst the child is in your care, then yes you use whatever funds at your disposal to pay for it!

    I would never ask X for more $$ in order to engage child care for DD whilst in my care (which is 100% of the time), but that is just me..

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    I think as he is paying a fair bit if it was me I wouldn't expect extra to cover kinder.
    Is it a public kinder? if so you may get a discount with a health care card.
    If my ex wanted the kids to get a private education then I would expect him to pay half but if thats what I wanted I wouldn't iykwim.

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    Given the amount that you are receiving - no, I wouldn't be asking for any contribution towards the kinder fees.
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