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Who wants to be dictated to by the State on how you support your children what, how and when?
Whilst many views float around arguing for and against child support, most decent fathers and parents would argue the issue is not whether or not they wish to support their children, but rather the often unfair conditions imposed upon them.
Simply, it's an attack on the nature of a father's freedom and how he best wishes to raise and support his children in the many different ways a responsible father can, which are often more effective and benefical to a child than any 'slap-bang' instrument of government and statism can ever be.
For a father going through separation/divorce, experiencing the loss of family and children, horrendous false allegations, litigation, uncertainty of where your children are and how they are doing, often causes ill health, work and life instability in so many ways. Also, the effects from not having a fully functioning and emotionally present Dad in a child's life can be equally, if not more devestating as their development can be hindered considerably.
Then if that isn't bad enough, along comes an assessment from the Child Support Agency (CSA) for an outlandish sum of money based on your capacity to work at the highest rate when you were fit and able and on fire, which is possibly a stark contrast to where your financial position is today, or will be in the future if you are unable to recover from the upheaval of a traumatic separation that's often compared to a fate worse than death.
From 2006 CSA powers in Australia have increased to not only garnish your wages, but directly withdraw from bank accounts any amount they deem appropriate, siezing assets of any sort to pay the often highly questionable and unjust debts. As Fathers are assaulted with such draconian measures, one can only feel a sense of dictatorship giving rise to a totalitarian society not a free Australia causing fathers to unite and fight for their rights and freedom.
As there are many issues surrounding child support and the effects upon fathers, children and families,
I will keep you all posted on the outcome.
My husband has just signed up with Child Support Help Australia (CSHA) for 12 months to get a Change of Assessment over the line becuase is ex quit work to go on Newstart, and the first COA he submitted they told him him it would be rejected and gave him the Option to withdraw it. Apparently it is a pretty common trick used by CSA to reduce their workload.
CSHA also offer to approach the other parent to organise a binding agreement. Stay tuned....
Suzy, yes you can ring CSA explain the situation and estimate an income of 0 for the next 6 weeks. Then ask that it default back to whatever you were paying. You don't need to provide any proof of the injury unless his ex puts in an objection.
So that company your paying $800 to are good? Have you had to go to ATT. And what do you mean by fixed and how did they manage that. My tax return 21k but CSA are using 193k and not budging. How can I get DPO proof. I don't want to get stranded in oz
Ss i am using mychildsupport.com.au check them out. $800 fee.
So far: they have been able to revert my 2012 income to $6k (the tax free threshold) then use my actual lodged income and then i paid a 10% "penalty" for underestimation. This is a brilliant result for me. Working on getting 2013, 2014 and 2015 fixed of the same manner.
Good luck. Ps if you havent seen the DPO then it probably doesnt exist,
We used one last year, paid $1000 for 12 months, they claimed to be ex employees of CSA so knew the system.
In the end they couldn't help, so it was a waste of money as CSA kept harrasing my husband and ignoring the fact that he someone else dealing with them on his behalf.
Not sure if its the same crowd though.
Just looking for additional support when dealing with CSA. Has anyone had any experience with these guys - child support consulting? They seem to offer a lot of support however, we want to know whether it's worth it and if anyone has had experience with them - good/bad before committing. Still not sure of the cost of the 12 month service but any feedback would be awesome!!! Thanks so much, stay strong xxx
I am not using a lawyer to represent me at the AAT. This may turn out to be a mistake. Time will tell.
In my specific case, in the CSA Objection decision, they state that they "Departed" from an administrative assessment (ie. using the standard formula and ATO taxable income) using "Section 98C(1)(b) of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989" as justification.
If you have not already done so, I would suggest reading the Child Support (Assessment) Act. What Section of the Act did they specify in your case ?
I had a similar experience with CSA.
I Objected to a Reason 8 change of assessment, and provided evidence to disprove my ex's original claims.
The officer reviewing the case ignored my objections, and allowed my ex to introduce new, previously unseen evidence, which she then used to justify a further increase to my Income.
I neither saw, nor had an opportunity to refute this new evidence before the decision was made.
I am currently appealing before the AAT.
ps. I find the following web site useful : http://flwg.com.au/forum
go onto AAT website my husband is in process of doing this.
to make sure his ex gets the money to help raise there son. so csa dont care about who else is affect just as long as mother gets money. i say get a freaking job and stop living off hard working people!!!
To take them on is easy just ask them the same question three times and they will give you three lots of bullshit . However ask a question in writing and they will ignore you because they can't loose or erase a written lie or the intimidation they try on the phone they won't dare send to you in a letter or email
It's easy to take them on and win if you know how make them work for it get everything in writing and if the rats don't respond go over their head and you will soon come to realise that they are very very defeat able. We all need to stand up to them instead of just laying down
tkjc - sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you are living in a delusion.... CSA DO have the power to make you pay whatever they WANT, and we ARE POWERLESS to do anything about it. That is why I have got the lawyers involved. it is eleventy kinds of wrong so if they tell me theres nothing that can be done LEGALLY then i'll accept that. I wont like it, but i will lick my wounds, pay the mother f!ckers and be done with it. My son is nearly 17 so there is light at the end of the tunnel for me. I have signed umpteen petitions and i will keep supporting for fairness, but in my opinion it is IMPOSSIBLE to have a "SYSTEM" administer something that is not a one size fits all. when two hetero-sexual-child-creating humans are no longer united in their decisions for the child then it becomes a threesome (me, her & CSA) play at WAR. where the mentality is "kill or be killed" everybody is wounded. there is no winners. only the scarred and less-scarred. when are we, as humans, going to look at this differently!!!!
How can you get an assessment that says you earn 20K but because one time you had six months where you did a different job and earned an extra 40K than normal that CS can now say that's what you have to earn all the time because you had the potential to do it one time
Last week i got legal advice. Apparently now CSA can use any amount you've ever earned in the past plus a bit of CPI. Can you believe it! I've added my counsel as my representative and they will handle it for me. I will let you know if anything further develops.
Perhaps it's time for everyone to understand where the problem maybe stemming from in order to fight back whenever + however you can against a tyranny that is growing daily, strangling ordinary mums + dads + families.
First step is to understand you own nothing. Whilst you think you may own private property, you don't. No ownership rights of property, money, children nor your name, nil, zilch, no-thing. It's no wonder things are taken from us against our will. Whilst spiritually we own nothing also, this is another matter.
Also, research what currency is and who owns it for a major piece to the puzzle.
Nil desperandum folks -- for now is the time, for us to be the solution!
I have a question.
When I went to school, albeit a long time ago, I was taught in arithmetic that 0 + 0 = 0, but CSA says that 0 + 0 = $65.000 per year. How does that work? It doesn't work for me.