It Should Be Based On Ability To Pay – Case 42

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This is case study number 42

This is Bob’s Story:

Bob – Tell us about your family?

Paying CS for 1 child. Has gone from $200 monthly to over $800.

I have nil income due to a work injury here in Aussie where I am living.

One thing that has never come into CS payments is the fact I supported someone else s kid for 13 yrs while her father worked doing cash painting jobs and never filed a Tax return, while his partner at the time was on DPB denying he even lived at the same address.

He skipped over $40,000 of child support.

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How much did you pay on the old formula?

$200

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

$800

Are you happy with the new formula?

No

What are your main reasons for being not happy with it?

Struggling to survive with nil income due to injury, likely I will never return to paid employment.

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?

$200-300

What else would you like to say?

It should be based on ability to pay.

Bob – thank you so much for sharing your story with us.

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