Due to My Hard Work he Will Pay Less – Case 132

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This is case study number 132

This is Tracey’s Story:

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

I am a mum of two children they have not seen there father in about 8 years ( his choice due to legal enforcement) the only thing he contributes to his children is maintenance.

I work full time in the 8 years i’ve trained as a nurse so I now have a good job and have a reasonable income I also study in my spare time with the dream of becoming a nurse practitioner I work extremely hard and me and the kids have sacrificed a lot with the belief that we will live well in our future and it will all pay off.

My complaint is different than everyone else’s now the children’s father pays 100 less and I imagine as my pay increases due to my hard work he will end up paying nothing…. I know people will be saying why am I complaining but it’s the principle.

What an insult. My thoughts are why am I bothering I never have a day off and now the one thing their father had to do is working in his favour ,again.

I’m being penalised for working long hard hours to provide for my children on my own what a joke.

Each situation needs to be looked at separately my income should have nothing to do with it I’m actually helping him out by working hard – really unfair.


How much did you receive on the old formula?


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

$400 estimate

Are you happy with the new formula?


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

Because due to my hard work he will pay less not to mention he’s a farmer ( I assuming still is I’m not actually sure) so he gets cheap rent milk wood meat.

And he’s behind in payments.

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?

Should be based on their income.

What else would you like to say?

Each family is different I get no support other than maintenance.

I get no time off, I’m it, and now I’m going to be penalised for my hard work.

My income should have nothing to do with it he contributes only by paying maintenance, they have never even received a card for Christmas or birthdays.

They only get maintenance from their father.

Tracey – Thanks for sharing with us.

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1 Comment

  1. Hi,

    I would like to know what the legal enforcement is and who was the driving person behind this!!!!!!!!!!!



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