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Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone knows whether it is legal for a mum who has two kids from two different dads to claim child support from one father but not the other (who is employed). Just doesn't seem fair because if both fathers were paying, mothers income would go up and as a result amount of child support will go down.

Both fathers should be paying the respective child support amounts. One father for each child. She cannot claim child support for two children from different fathers, from one child support payer . Income is calculated via a formula where all parents incomes are taken into account. You can do the some calculations easily on the site here with the multi case calculator courtesy of MikeT.

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Thanks for the quick reply,
my ex has two kids. one fathered by myself. we have separated recently. She never claimed child support from the other father for his child, but she has gone to CSA to get cs from me for my child. can she do this? wouldn't her income go up if the other guy was paying and the amount I have to pay will be lower. Thank you in advance.
Not at all, as child support is not counted as income.
Thanks heaps
sadPanda said
Thanks for the quick reply,
my ex has two kids. one fathered by myself. we have separated recently. She never claimed child support from the other father for his child, but she has gone to CSA to get cs from me for my child. can she do this?
Why would this be unusual behaviour? Assume she has lodged on relation to your case. What she does with other is of no interest to you. Why would it be?


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