Clearly the Rate of Liability is Not Related to the Rate of Care – Case 127

This is case study number 127

This is George’s Story:

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

I have 2 children in shared care with my ex.

Under the old system I paid $112 per month and claimed $74 from her (which never got paid).

I see my children nearly 50% of the time, have tried to get her to agree to 50/50 but were told “it stays 60/40 with ird”.

Under the new system she pays nothing and I pay $325 per month.

Nothing about the care arrangements have changed.

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How much did you pay on the old formula?

$112

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

$325

Has anything (outside of the new formula) changed that may have contributed to the change in amounts that you will recieve/pay?

No. I did manage to get a recognised 6% increase in care which dropped my liability $13 per month.

Worked out as a month that’s 1.8 days. clearly the rate of liability is not related to the rate of care. If it was my liability would be only $99

Are you happy with the new formula?

No

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

It in no way reflects the cost of raising children.

If a parent has 50/50 care and pays 50% of expenses there is no need to have child support payments.

Its double dipping.

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?

If a parent has 50/50 care and pays 50% of expenses there is no need to have child support payments.

What else would you like to say?

The best thing we can spend on our children is time.

George – Thanks for sharing with us.

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