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I wouldn't mind hearing some stories regarding this topic from you guys. Also, do you have some general hints and tips? DH is going to be self employed with 2 business partners later this year, since the company he currently works for is reducing staff. I've only heard horror stories. DHs wage will reduce for about a year but will hopefully pick up. We are not planing on hiding any income, but I am aware that CSA may pull some stunts and just add a few thousands on his wage, cause they think he is cheating his ex. It will be a Pty Ltd.
The ex is currently employed in a family business and estimated her income to be 15k, which is beyond a joke. I know CSA doesn't treat payees and payers equally, so I am worried that they wrongly use CTP on DH and nothing on BM, despite her actual income being much higher and her capacity to earn being 80k, since she voluntarily quit work.

Any advise? I think it's time to see a Child Support Lawyer huh? We wanna be prepared for some nasty stunts.
Its hard to say what will happen.

If hubbys wage/income is slashed by 30% or so then this could raise a red flag- there could be a registrar initiated CoA (less likely but possible) or alternatively, the CoA could be lodged by payee and you will have to object and then go through SSAT. If this happens, dont forget to cross claim against payee on CTE basis- probabaly will do no good with CSA though…

From my readings of posts and SSAT decisions in this area, you will not be subject to advserve decision if you can show that your income is legitimate and not discuised by dpeciation or unreasonable personal expenses in the businesses' income statement- but rely on SSAT for a fairer analysis of this. The good news is that as you are in a partnership the CSA may not be able to access details to these partnership accounts without the permission of the other partners.
The SSAT will do a half hearted job on investigating income, taxable income from yourself and the company.
You have to prove to them where the money is going to and what it is for, so you will have to show account details to prove all your facts.
When the SSAT have finished they WILL put you on a higher income then what the CSA did.
Just like me you will have a big fight on your hands.
That's sounds just great :-/ I guess they should be increasing the exes income as well then, which would have a similar result then I guess. Otherwise it would be bias against the payer. I guess we will be seeing our lawyer soon. Better safe then sorry. I've heard something about a grace period of 3 years or something.
There is not to many rulings that I know of that arnt bias against the payer.

Others may have had better luck then what I have had. I have been screwed over from day 1

If you see a lawyer to fight it, be ready to spend lots of money because us average aussies dont understand the process or the lingo
taylor said
There is not to many rulings that I know of that arnt bias against the payer.

Others may have had better luck then what I have had. I have been screwed over from day 1

If you see a lawyer to fight it, be ready to spend lots of money because us average aussies dont understand the process or the lingo
 

My ex has had every COA I have applied for (with the proof to back up the claim) has gone against me and for him. CSA have kept the proof "for later".

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure"
Gecko said
taylor said
There is not to many rulings that I know of that arnt bias against the payer.

Others may have had better luck then what I have had. I have been screwed over from day 1

If you see a lawyer to fight it, be ready to spend lots of money because us average aussies dont understand the process or the lingo
 
My ex has had every COA I have applied for (with the proof to back up the claim) has gone against me and for him. CSA have kept the proof "for later".

I put in a CoA a few weeks ago. Included screen shots of fb where ex is talking about his cash in hand job and screwing the system. Also provided them with the name of the business he's working for cash in hand and yet was told its in the too hard basket and they won't do anything. He puts in inaccurate estimates every year only to be found out at tax time and have a debt and yet they still accept them without question or evidence.
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