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

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How much did you pay on the old formula?

$199

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

$627

Are you happy with the new formula?

No

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?

$400

Jay- Thanks for sharing with us.

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