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Hi folks,

I haven't been active on here for some time as I needed a rest from FL and CS matters however I'm once again in need of some guidance.

I pay just under $2500 per month for my two kids. I gave up on trying to see them in early 2013 and haven't seen them since.

My new partner and I both work in the mining industry and managed to save enough to buy a run down and partly neglected farm although it has potential to be productive eventually. It is however a very handy tax write-off.

My 150k income is likely to be reduced by around 40-50k in our first farming year due to interest on the mortgage and establishment costs. We have additional costs to come but I'm trying to spread my losses over more than one financial year.

The farm is set up as a partnership - I incur all the losses (legitimately as I buy everything for the farm) and all profits go to my partner.

I'm hoping for a fairer CS liability as a byproduct of this setup. Can any of our learned colleagues advise whether a. My ex wife would be able to request that my losses be added back, even if I can prove that they're actual losses/expenses and b. If she did successfully apply for this via Reason 8, how else can I get the full benefit of the income reduction without CSA getting their grubby mits on my money?

For the record, I have no problem paying but $2500 per month is ridiculous. Bring on the abolition of CSA!
a. My ex wife would be able to request that my losses be added back, even if I can prove that they're actual losses/expenses and b. If she did successfully apply for this via Reason 8, how else can I get the full benefit of the income reduction without CSA getting their grubby mits on my money?

a) It is not only your wife but as it would be under rsn 8 then it could be registrar initiated (it appears that the legislation may have been changed to allow the registrar to initiate under any of the reasons) and it would surprise me little if there are automated flagging of reductions as it's abundantly clear that the CSP is primarily about collecting.

b) The simple fact is that there is nothing or very little actually legislated. basically the CSP is given the power to make decisions and there is little if any recourse to ensure that just, fair and equitable decisions are made. Perhaps consider moving to a non-reciprocating jurisdiction http://guides.dss.gov.au/child-support-guide/1/5/1#reciprocating

 
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