This is our second case study. Like many of us Daniel has been severely hit by recent changes to the child support formula.
This is Daniel’s story:
Daniel – Please tell us about your situation?
I pay child support for one girl. I have two kids that live with me and my wife.
I have paid for 15 years child support. It’s always been tough – a mental headache.
I should pay and I don’t mind that but I feel the govt just punishes me and my family, the new system has wrecked us financially and it’s taking its toll on me mentally.
How much did you pay on the old formula?
$271-00 per month
On the NEW formula what will that amount be per month?
$540-00 per month
Are you happy with the new formula?
What are your main reasons for not being happy with it?
Not happy as the living allowance is not based on my income only the children are and the mother of my children (wife) doesn’t come into it anymore.
It’s impossible to survive on the new system Maybe it’s better for some but what about the ones that arn’t. What about my kids and family.?????
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?
$350 per month
What else would you like to say?
I’d like to know why we had no say in this.
I’d like to know why and how the govt think like this. If they were going into debt what would they do?
I pay taxes. I have for 23 years.
So I get stuck with the 100%
Daniel – thankyou so much for sharing your story with us.
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