This is our third case study.
When you read what Kathy has to tell us you will realize that the financial circumstances created by this new formula have the potential to go against every core value most of us have been brought up to believe in.
This is Kathy’s story:
Kathy – Please tell us about your situation?
I have 3 kids with a 50/50 share situation – my ex as been on the dole since we have separated and appears to have never had to get a job.
Even after all this time he’s only receiving the benefit.
We share everything 50/50.
How much did you pay on the old formula?
$15.35 per month
On the NEW formula what will that amount be per month?
$249.50 per month
Are you happy with the new formula?
What are your main reasons for not being happy with it?
I have to work – why doesn’t he?
I’m paying for a very capable man to sit on the dole while I’m having to pay $3000 per year for him.
It just doesn’t make any sense… I’m never going to get ahead and now my very hard earned money is paying for someone to sit on their arse… how does the government justify that! (I’ve put it to them!!)
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?
Share expenses and care week about.
What else would you like to say?
I have 50/50 shared care… I pay when the boys are with me – he pays when they are with him… we pay 1/2 each for extras… this is how it’s worked so far (apart from the minimal amount I’ve had to pay for child support which I’ve grinned and beared).
Kathy – thankyou so much for sharing your story with us.
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