They have to look at both Parties – Case 86


This is case study number 86

This is Matthew’s Story:

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

I have 3 dependent children with 2 mums 1 mum works 30+ a week and the other does not I was paying 1300 mth old system then it went up to 1930 mth.

I had worked hard to climb the ladder and in the end I have been forçed to leave my job and take up a minimum wage job and do under table work as the out goings of rent, power, child support and gas for work and picking up kids every second weekend who live 45 km away left me short of about 300 a week.

How they expect us to survive and provide accommodation for our kids when we have them ever second weekend and school holidays on 17000 before tax I don’t know.


How much did you pay on the old formula?


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

now 720 was going to be 1930

Are you happy with the new formula?


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

It drove me broke and I fiscally could not survive

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?

They have to look at both parties I fully support supporting my kids but the living allowance on the new system needs to change living cost have gone up but yet they drop allowance and it needs to be done after tax and put area living in factor and age of kids. I have a 5 9 11 year old and my daughter is 11.

Matthew – Thanks for sharing your story.

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