This is case study number 88
This is Rob’s Story:
Rob – Tell us about what is going on with your situation?
I have 2 kids of my own and one step son.
I live with my partner my step son and our daughter.
My other child is at full time boarding school under the care of my ex.
My partner doesn’t work as she is medically unwell & she gets the minimum in child support for our 17 year old boy as her ex doesn’t work.
I am the sole income for our family, I live as close to work as possible and live in the cheapest rental I could find. I do shift work so have a car.
I will pay $557 a month cs I earn 52k gross a year rent is 21k per year.
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?
I will not be able to support family of 4 on what I have left and be living below poverty guide lines. May lose job as cant afford the gas 9 km distance shift work.
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?
Only if all partys involved included.
What else would you like to say?
Spouses should be included and step children as paying person. Better off unemployed and partner working new system grossly unfair for paying person when they have more dependents that aren’t included.
Rob – Thanks for sharing with us.
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