Today I received a text from IRD, Child support is changing from April 2015.
Great! I wonder if it will be a fairer calculation or more of the same antiquated and unfair formulas?
Child Support Calculations For 2015
I headed over to the new calculator and typed in my first name, where I lived and where my kids lived.
I put in my kids details and then I had a new section I hadn’t seen before where it asked for my dependent kids names.
It gets very confusing as you have to try to figure out if you have the kids more than 28% of the time, if you do there must be some kind of reduction.
In my case I have my kids about 2 nights a week, sometimes its only 1 night but then I have them for a week or so in the holidays…
Its going to be very confusing, I can see lots of battles ahead with separated parents using the kids to try to either get more or less money, depending on how many nights a week they have them.
What do you think?