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I am separated and i have 50/50 of child care. Since them I
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If there is a 50/50 shared child care arrangement (arranged
If there is a 50/50 shared child care arrangement (arranged by the parents - no court order in place) does either parent have to pay child support? … read more
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I currently have a 50/50 care arrangement with my ex, we
Hi there, I currently have a 50/50 care arrangement with my ex, we have been through a mediation process and we have a signed care agreement in place. A second mediation meeting has been requested and… read more
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My son Dean separated from his wife about 2.5 years ago.
My son Dean separated from his wife about 2.5 years ago. They have 2 children aged 8 and 5yrs. Over the last 18 months a mutually agreed parenting agreement has been in place. Under this agreement Dean has the children from Friday afternoon until Tuesday morning once every 2 weeks. His wife now has a new partner and has had another child with him. She is not in paid employment, and does not want to be. Every few months she threatens to go to the IRD for child support. (She actually did apply and receive child support prior to the parenting agreement being in place). Dean is currently finalizing the purchase of a house (he has been living with my wife and I). With living and mortgage costs he will not be able to afford to pay child support with the current split in custody and the fact that he is working and she is not. Ideally he would like to share custody and costs 50:50, (they already share school fees 50:50), and also share working for families benefits of which he currently sees none. What options are there for pursuing more equitable arrangements through the courts? Regards, Jeff … read more
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I'm in a separation from my wife and having trouble working
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I am self employed and a ird child support review has
I am self employed and a ird child support review has assessed my income at 53000.00. My payments for child support have gone from $192 per month to $484.10 per month. I take drawings of $350 per week… read more
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Im wanting some legal advice regarding child support and
Hi im wanting some legal advice regarding child support and legal custody … read more
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I have three children and working through separation with my
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My sister separated from her husband three weeks ago. Her
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I am extremely frustrated with the lack of child support
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I've not claimed child support yrs since I seperated from my
Hi I've not claimed child support For 6 yrs since I seperated from my daughters father. I have tried out the tax dept calculators but would like to claim back pay from 2009 when I left the father - he… read more
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I am the stepfather my partners ex partner whent to work in
I am the stepfather my partners ex partner whent to work in Australia for a couple of months without paying any child support for his 12yr old son. He is now back in NZ and is employed. I notified ird… read more
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I separated from my husband approximately 2006 and we both
I separated from my husband approximately 2006 and we both signed a parenting agreement to outline what was agreed for the parenting of our son. Our son is now 15 years of age. Over this time my ex-hu… read more
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My ex and I share care of two children 50/50 with CS administered
My ex and I share care of two children 50/50 with CS administered by IRD under the standard formula, which has a presumption that the actual costs of maintaining the children are similarly shared. She… read more
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Our son has just split with his partner and has his two kids
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Hi My wife and I have seperated yet we have 50% shared care
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My wife moved away from Auckland and took the children. She
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I am the custodial parent of two boys 14 and 16. My ex husband has just sold his business at a value of just under 900k. He also has several properties - his net asset worth is approximately 2million … read more
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