Yes i think they should still pay, although sometimes i think that joint income should come into account. I have 2 ex DP, one has always paid his child support no question no complaints, we still have a great relationship, the other pays the minimum so pays a total of $32 a month for 2 kids, yet tells everyone, including my family how he is earning $70 an hour. Needless to say my amazing new DP supports us alot.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 21 to 27 of 27
26-09-2013 18:33 #21
The Following User Says Thank You to RoseBetweenTheThorns For This Useful Post:
26-09-2013 18:59 #22
Of course they should still pay.
Although my ex seems to have missed this message and is to busy paying for his new partner and her two children. He has been assessed to pay zero and is currently overseas (when our children are meant to be with him) and he has a sparkling new car.
He doesn't think it is an issue because he considers my DP to be a high income earner.
It should only ever take into account the actual parents income and not the step parent or partner of the mother/father.
The Following User Says Thank You to PomPoms For This Useful Post:
26-09-2013 19:17 #23
Gosh I feel your pain Cheerilee
Sent from my GT-I9100T using The Bub Hub mobile app
The Following User Says Thank You to Cicho For This Useful Post:
27-09-2013 07:53 #24
I'm in almost exactly the same situation as you the only difference being my EXDP has DS 3 weekends a month and thinks he is super dad because of it. We split 5 years ago and in that time I have gotten $88 in CS and that was only last month! He too works for cash, hasn't done a tax return in years and years, tells me he doesn't have a job but then advertises his "businesses" on facebook and is forever going on holidays, getting new cars, playing poker etc. So frustrating! All the while my DH is working his butt off 12 hours a day to support a child that isn't biologically his and EXDP lives it up.
The Following User Says Thank You to babalooba For This Useful Post:
27-09-2013 11:06 #25Senior Member
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
That's like asking if men should continue to pay CS for previous children because they remarry/have a new family. Ridiculous. That's the whole point of why CS assessments only take into account the bio parents' income. Because THEY are legally responsible for their kids, not their new partners. It's great that your husband wants to financially support your child- as to be expected when he's made a commitment to you for life- but he doesn't replace the kid's actual dad.
The Following User Says Thank You to MermaidSister For This Useful Post:
27-09-2013 11:43 #26Junior Member
- Join Date
- Jul 2012
Umm... I spoke to a lawyer and was told that there is NO ACTUAL WAY of a parent signing over their rights as a parent except in the case of adoption. ..... is this not true??
I found this out as my ex wanted to get out of paying 14$ a fn and said hed aign over his rights if he could gwt out of paying the money .... so I spoke to my lawyer and was told the above.
Anyway I agree that a bio parent should pay child support regardless of the custodial parent getting remarried
The Following User Says Thank You to frannysfeet For This Useful Post:
27-09-2013 12:49 #27
By SassyMummy in forum General ChatReplies: 51Last Post: 19-01-2014, 11:29
By HowCrazyCool in forum Step-parents / Blended familiesReplies: 4Last Post: 22-08-2013, 23:14
By lucymoo in forum Single ParentsReplies: 5Last Post: 07-04-2013, 13:55
KindyROOKindyROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Dr Antony Lighten - Appreciation threadpregnancy and babies through IVF
Funniest thing your kid has said to youGeneral Chat
Rude 10 year old. Ideas?General Chat
Egg/donor code discussion - South AfricaEgg Donation
Happiness thread.General Chat
Awesome Mums of Autistic kids-how many of us are there (#3)????????Parents of Children with Special Needs
Support out there? ED issues, ttcMale Infertility Issues