Never Had an Issue Having to Pay for Them – Case 128

This is case study number 128

This is Jay’s Story:

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

2 kids, have no contact (as chosen by them in the last few years) but have never had an issue having to pay for them.

Have a wife and 3 children with her.

Was at some stages paying $2200 a month for the 2. Since then, I’ve had a major accident and am unable to work at all after 3 surgeries.

My wife works and we don’t qualify for any government assistance.

An assessment was done and my child support amount was dropped to $199 a month (no income remember) and now after the assessment, $627 with an arrears amount of $5000, which happens approx. every 6 months, even though my income has never been hidden and I have always payed what’s asked of me.

Now wifie has to get a second job to cover child support


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?

It’s tripled, even when I don’t have an income. And after speaking to IRD about that, nothing is going to change.

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?


Jay- Thanks for sharing with us.

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