If i have any kind of "anthem"… something that cheerz me up when all seems lost its from my all time favourite CD Misplaced Childhood from my all time favourite band (i saw them three nights in a row once)
now theres an anthem…..
MISPLACED CHILDHOOD And it was morning And I found myself mourning, For a childhood that I thought had disappeared I looked out the window And I saw a magpie in the rainbow, the rain had gone I'm not alone, I turned to the mirror I saw you, the child, that once loved
The child before they broke his heart Our heart, the heart that I believed was lost
Hey you, surprised? More than surprised To find the answers to the questions Were always in your own eyes
Do you realise that you give it on back to her? But that would only be retraced in all the problems that you ever knew So untrue For she's got to carry on with her life And you've got to carry on with yours
So I see it's me, I can do anything And I'm still the child 'Cos the only thing misplaced was direction And I found direction There is no childhood's end You are my childhood friend, lead me on
Hey you, you've survived. Now you've arrived To be reborn in the shadow of the magpie
Now you realise, that you've got to get out of here You've found the leading light of destiny, burning in the ashes of your memory You want to change the world You'd resigned yourself to die a broken rebel But that was looking backward Now you've found the light
You, the child that once loved The child before they broke his heart Our heart, the heart that I believed was lost
So it's me I see, I can do anything. I'm still the child 'Cos the only thing misplaced was direction And I found direction There is no childhood's end I am your childhood friend, lead me on
Dont rely on the brief of evidence not containing much to get you off, my experience is that they are almost totally ignored on the day and it is what is SAID ON THE DAY that will make the decision for the magistrate
In one of my cases the evidence given by the ex was totally different to the evidence in the brief, and i was told so what… its what is being said on the day that matters
and as for her being in deep doggy doo doo if she does not turn up, that is 100% rubbish… all that will happen is that the case will be dropped and nothing more
No doubt bigred works for it though gooner and I have to admit in many ways due to his X being on a high income I can understand that it would be difficult to see how all the CSA that is paid goes to the children, in a lot of cases this is a major issue.
Mind you even people who earn over what Bigred does are still entitled to a portions whats with that ????
Im not saying people do not work for their money, what i am saying is thata LOT ofpeople would bestrugglingmorethat they sre to meet their legal requirementsand IMO someone on 100k has nothing to moan about when it comes to bonus payments not coming off CSA assessments…
30k, 40k, 50k, 60k… moan away……but seriously… is $2400 really going to make a difference on 100k AFTER deducations, i think not.
If i was on 100k i would be happy to pay some for my kids…after all, thats what life is about isnt it… our children
well I manged to get my income down to $101,000 last year after squeezing every last deduction that I legally could. ex earns $78k, has sole care so gets $950 for being a tax payer, $950 for FTB part B and $950 because child returned to school. Add this to the annual FTB (A and B) bonuses and the earlier $1,000 and its a fair sum - $4800 approx.
Given the underlying principles of the CSA scheme, I think it would be just and equitable to have my CS liability reduced by $2400 pa.
Erm, a lot of people would only dream of the income you were assessed at, and im assuming that by squeezing every last deduction you actually earnt a fair bit more
Id be happy enough with your income if i were you and i would realise just how lucky i was
I almost wished you had not posted the 100k figure cos now i cant understand all your anti child support payments posts sorry