Admin reviews are a lot of paperwork, and are a hassle to get filed.
The child support formula as it stands can be very unfair for a multitude of reasons, the truth is that it is an archaic system with more things wrong with it than we could even articulate in a single article.
However we live in a new age, where the focus is now on transparency and honesty rather than trying to hide things from the government or IRD.
We have been through a number of reviews now over the last ten years, and asked many of these questions ourselves.
1 How Many Years Can I Go Back With My Admin Review
There is room on the application form to enter 3 prior years for investigation.
2 Can My Review Apply For More Than One Ground?
In an admin review you can include up to three grounds in your application
3 Will My Review Hearing Have My Ex There?
No it will not, the reviews are carried out separately. Normally they will see the party that filed the review first, in the morning. And see the other party later in the day.
4 How long does an Admin Review Take?
IRD try to do the entire review process within a six week period. The hearing itself only takes an hour or two.
5 Can I Appeal The Review Outcome?
Yes you can apply to the family court for an appeal if you were the other party and you disagree with the decision made by the administrative review.
Remember when you are filing your review, take your time with it.
Include screenshots of texts or emails, receipts and make sure you back up every ground with facts and information.
Keep emotion out of it, it’s not about getting even, or trying to attack someone. At the end of the day it should be about two parents sharing in the expenses and upbringing of their mutual children.
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