This is case study number 63
This is Sasha’s Story:
Sasha – Tell us about what is going on with your situation?
My partner and I have 4 children between us. He has 2 to a previous relationship, I have 1 from a previous relationship and we have an 8 month old together.
His 2 live with their mother and mine lives with us as well as the baby.
We both work he has a full time job and I have 2 part time jobs.
We have his children twice a month for the weekends etc. My partners ex is on a sole parent benefit but works “under the table”.
How much did you pay on the old formula?
On the NEW formula what will that amount be per month?
Are you happy with the new formula?
What are your main reasons for being not happy with it?
1. It seems unfair that my partner pays for my child’s day to day living expenses but yet my child is not part of my partners formula.
2. My child support receiving payments have increased from $120.00 to $490 but my ex moves jobs and I never have any consistent payments or any at all for long periods of time.
3. So my partners payments are consistent to IRD so technically we will be losing out day to day because we have no payments coming in for my child.
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?
It just seems so unfair that there are parents out there that are constantly avoiding their responsibilities.
How hard is it for government agencies to track down nonpaying parents or parents who are receiving benefits and working illegitimately.
I am always ringing IRD to tell them where my ex works and lives and I have nowhere the resources they do.
My partners ex has been on a benefit for YEARS and working how hard is it to find that out if we can and she doesn’t even hide the fact that she is working…..Something REALLY needs to be done about this!
Sasha – thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
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