No control over how Child Support payment is used:
Am paying $800 a fortnight (deducted from my salary for God knows what reason - I've never been late with my payments, but still CSA say that they can, and they do) and both of my kids rock up in clothes that either don't fit, haven;t been washed, or have holes in them. She drives a very nice Jeep Cherokee and looks a $million. Last Christmas, the ex gave my daughter a jewelry box and a pair of bed sheets. My son got 2 xbox games. At my end, they were spoiled… It gets worse when the eldest forgets to take his school clothes back from my place and she demands I express post them (and I do…otherwise my boy cops the grief).
She refuses to work. Her partner is the only bread winner in the family and she recently inherited several million dollars from her mother's estate but alas, its all in property and buildings and my initial inquiries with the CSA say that her assessment is based on income - not assets. See my posting above looking for some assistance on this.
Also, I am raising three children who aren't mine or my partners biological children (hence, no deduction there because the CSA say that we are not legally obliged to care for them - and I type these words with smoke steaming from my ears…). Given the name of the CSA assumes "supporting children", you have to wonder. I can think of several other acronyms for CSA that I possibly couldn't type in here without a moderator removing them.
My sympathies to all of the other dads out there struggling to do the right thing but getting poked in the rear end at every juncture.