This is our eighth case study.
This is Jade’s story:
Jade – Please tell us about your situation?
I have four children.
I don’t get child support for my eldest 2 for obvious reasons.
My husband pays close to 900NZD a fortnight and after expenses of rent, utilities and car are paid we are left with barely enough money for groceries let alone any entertainment etc.
I am unable to go back to work for 2 of my children have a medical condition which often ends up with them in hospital and my youngest is 4.
How much did you pay on the old formula?
$1400.00 AUD per month
On the NEW formula what will that amount be per month?
$1800.00 NZD per month
Are you happy with the new formula?
What are your main reasons for not being happy with it?
The ex gets more than enough for one child.
She is remarried. They are both self employed and my in laws buy anything my stepdaughter needs as well as pay for all her outside school activities.
If child support was a set amount per child split between both parents for the basic necessities, what do you think is a fair amount per month per child?
What else would you like to say?
Blended families should be recognized.
Equality for all. My children should not be excluded.
The fact that his parents step in and do everything for his daughter should be included in our assessment.
Jade – thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
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