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Am after some further advice on the assessment of an ex partner who is one of a couple of children who inherited an estate worth nearly $10M several months ago.

Obviously (and because I am assessed at the top rate for two teenage children because she has decided that she is no longer interested in being employed - and who would with a lazy $2M in your pocket) I lodged a form to have her reassessed based solely on the size of the estate.

The issue I have 70-80% of the estate is made up of land and buildings.  Other than the family home and a holiday house, I imagine that the rest will be eventually sold.  How can I argue that the amount of child support I pay needs to calculated against the equity growth of the assets that make up the estate today and not necessarily against the cash currently in the estate or proceeds at a later date?

The reason I ask is that this year the Trust may not dispose of any assets, next year it might dispose of $8M in land but not distribute all of the money, and then the following year it may distribute nothing but sell more of the land etc, ect.  In turn, I am provided with no certainty, nor the guarantee that she would bother advising CSA of any distributions that have been made to her.   I have copies of the Probate so this is my only opportunity to make sure I am not cheated (she has a history of earning under ABN and not notifying the CSA, so I know I am always paying more than I should).  Any advice? Or, sections of the Act that I can provide that would allow for an assessment that is fairer and provides more certainty for me?

Thanks people
Read the guide for COA REason 8. there's a link on the site and other posts that have the whole document attached.  There are paragraphs in it  about assets or coming into windfalls etc.  how it is applied to payee's however may be a different story.  CSA has the power to assess her income etc at a higher level due to her access to financial resources othe than taxable income.  Definately read it.
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