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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 am currently on an 'assisted living benefit' of out of
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I am self employed and a ird child support review has
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Once I've submitted my request for child support to ird,
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My sister separated from her husband three weeks ago. Her
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My ex-partner has ceased paying child support for our boy.
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I've not claimed child support yrs since I seperated from my
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