How is $75 a month enough to support a child? – Case 110

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This is case study number 110

This is Karen’s Story:

Karen – Tell us about what is going on with your situation?

I have 1 child who I have full care of.

His father and I split when he was 6 months old.

We tried the whole parenting order thing and shared care but after 5 years of him playing me off against his then partner we had that order dissolved.

My ex now has another child that he has full care of and a new one on the way (3 different mothers)

Since my son started school 5 years ago his relationship with his father has grown further and further apart to the point that now he does not see his father (all his fathers choice, we actually only live 5km away from him)

I pay for everything – school fees, OSCAR care, sport fees, clothes etc

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How much did you receive on the old formula?

$75

On the NEW formula what will that amount be per month?

$94.04

Are you happy with the new formula?

Yes

What are your main reasons for being happy with it?

How is $75 a month enough to support a child??

Since he does not see his son and contributes in no way I say the more the better!!

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?

$200 per week

What else would you like to say?

Suprisingly my exs income has decreased.

Karen – Thanks for sharing with us.

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