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Post #2856 by dog5 on November 26th 2007, 12:16 AM (in topic “Possible consequences of the change in federal government”)

Possible consequences of the change in federal government

Does anyone have any information on whether Labor will change the proposed child support system that is due to commence from 01 July 2008?

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Post #2784 by dog5 on November 19th 2007, 4:28 PM (in topic “Changing your Child Support Assessment in Special Circumstances”)

Changing your Child Support Assessment in Special Circumstances: Change in assessment has been declined

Hi All

Just received notification that my ex's application for a change in assessment has been declined.

The CSA agreed with me that:

1. As both boys were at or enrolled to be at a public school when we separated; and

2. I disagreed with the new schools; and

3. I did not sign any enrollment forms; and

4. The agreement to change schools was not documented as stipulated in our orders that there was not sufficient evidence to support my ex's claims for me to pay the school fees.

I am pleasantly surprised at the decision and am now awaiting the explosion from my ex both through official channels and more likely through her greatest weapon, giving grief to my sons.

I expect she will appeal through every avenue, will keep you all updated.

Thanks for all your input.

Regards
dog5

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Post #2740 by dog5 on November 16th 2007, 12:54 PM (in topic “Changing your Child Support Assessment in Special Circumstances”)

Changing your Child Support Assessment in Special Circumstances:

Hi bugsiboy

I know that CSA will obtain income info from the ATO.  Can anyone confirm that employer details are also available to CSA from the ATO?

Also how far back can CSA backdate an assessment?  I ask because they would not backdate it when my income dropped, but seem to do it if my income increases.
regards to all and avagooweend.

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Post #2347 by dog5 on October 24th 2007, 5:28 PM (in topic “Changing your Child Support Assessment in Special Circumstances”)

Changing your Child Support Assessment in Special Circumstances:

Thanks for your input.

Can anyone tell me if I can refuse to tell CSA where I work?  My ex has been abusive to work colleagues in the past and I hope to avoid this again.  I don't trust CSA discretion.

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Post #2216 by dog5 on October 18th 2007, 8:48 PM (in topic “Changing your Child Support Assessment in Special Circumstances”)

Changing your Child Support Assessment in Special Circumstances

I have been asked to respond to a CSA document "Changing your Child Support Assessment in Special Circumstances".

My ex has nominated reason 3 on the document which is "it costs extra to care for, educate or train the children in the way that you and the other parent intended".

There are no court orders in relation to my current CSA assessment.

There is no child support agreement.  The CSA formula is applied to my income.

Prior to separation in 2001, both sons were at public primary schools.

When my eldest son lived with me for 10 months in 2004/05 (his mother threw him out) I sent him to a private school where he improved out of sight.

His mother applied significant pressure and he returned to live with her.  I informed my ex I would not pay for private school fees as neither of the boys received the support they needed for their school work including assistance with homework etc. so it was a waste of money. Upon his return to his mother my son was sent to two consecutive private schools, both without any consultation with or notification to me.  My youngest son remained at a public school.

My ex did not approach me to pay any fees but did approach my parents who told her to get a job.

My ex moved house in October 2006.  Both boys changed schools and were sent to separate private schools.  once again, I was not involved in the selection or interview process.

QUESTIONS

What is the likelihood of this application succeeding given that all these costs have been incurred without my knowledge or consent?

The assessment form requires a lot of financial information of mine but more significantly, information from my wife.  My wife brought considerable assets to our marriage and does not want to provide this private information to the CSA (we all know how they protect private information).  She is not my dependant and works full time.

My ex has not provided her own financial information on the form and conceals her income as a cleaner through a company structure.

Appreciate the thoughts of others who may have been through this.  Thanks.

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