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Ex is favouring one of his children over another.. and doesn't want to contribute money to my child

Hi

I am single and pregnant to a man who does not want to contribute to our child-to-be, but is happy to contribute a lot to a 6yo child from (another) previous relationship.

He clearly favours one child and says he can't afford to contribute anything to my child because he refuses to "take away" any of the money that he sets aside for the other child.  He pays many thousands of dollars each year for the other child's private schooling.

My question is - in the eyes of the law - if (hypothetically) both mothers earned the same amount of salary (and the father had equal custody/care of each child), is there any provision for him to 'favour' one child over the other, and pay more money to that child?

If anything, the other mother earns more than me; and the father will only have visitations with my child (hopefully not shared custody).  He might have up to 50% custody of the other (6yo) child.  Doesn't that mean that he should pay ME more child support than her?
midnight said
My question is - in the eyes of the law - if (hypothetically) both mothers earned the same amount of salary (and the father had equal custody/care of each child), is there any provision for him to 'favour' one child over the other, and pay more money to that child?

In regard to the example you give, that of school fees, yes there is provision. The reason being is that for school fees (this applies to caring and training as well) is that they are only payable via CS legislation, if there is evidence that this was the manner in which both parents intended the child to be educated. Also when the other child turns 13 the child will also get a bigger proportion of CS which will then result in a reduction of CS for your child due to the multi-case allowance. The cost of the other child, in the eyes of the law, will also be greater on a level of care basis as the cost of the child increases according to the combined child support income of both parents.
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