My wife moved away from Auckland and took the children. She took all the contents of our home and left me with debt of approx $10k.She earns $30k more than me, and is living with her new partner.I pay Child Support calculated on full custody - however I had the children alternate weekends and a week each holiday.Based on $50K I pay $150 / week for 2 boys. It is a struggle as I pay rent and have a new partner who is not working.What are my entitlements. Should I do anything?
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HiWelcome to JustAnswer. That figure is high but sounds like the formula assessment amount. You can ask for a review of the amount you are paying with an administrative review, and this will sort out whether the amount is correct. Would you like information on that?
Relist: Answer quality.do you know anything about the entitlements for shared parenting? Seems the answer given was purely speculative and not based on any knowledge.
The arrangements for shared parenting are that each parent is assessed on their own income for their share. Where the incomes are different as in your situation, then there is an adjustment between the 2 assesments, and this reduces what is paid.. If the reality of the position is that you are not actually sharing custody equally it may mean the adjustment changes against your income so you pay more
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