My ex and I get along well. At this stage we are just sorting things between ourselves. I have 100% care and have taken on looking after his pet because he is unable to – the pet has a health condition.
He doesn’t pay me money as such but pays for our LOs childcare – which I think is pretty generous. I then cover the costs of his pet, which is about $175 a fortnight and all other expenses for our LO.
Are there any issues with us working it out between us like this? We are going to move to a more formal agreement, its just going to take us some time and I’m hoping we arent doing anything wrong.
It’s entirely up to you how you choose to do it. But I would advise that you get everything formalised while you are amicable. Things change, and if you get a good agreement in place now it will cover you in the future.
You don’t need to report if you don’t want to because if things go wrong in the future unless you have an agreement in place such as CS there is not a lot you can do. It’s best to get a formal arrangement in place but not everyone does. Every breakup is different.
Just thinking that the fact you are even worried and asking about this means you might feel you need to prove something in the future, so I would get this formalised with a parenting arrangement/child support or something similar