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    • #52492 Reply
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Are there any mums out there who agreed to private payment agreement instead of going through child support?
      How did you come up with the amount to ask from ex? And did you request the whole amount or itemise/explain to him how you calculated that figure?

    • #52509 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      Yes, we do this. We worked it out on the child support calendar and he pays twice the amount.

    • #52515 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      I wouldn’t even go there to be honest. Instead just get child support and have a private collection. It makes it way easier. The less things to argue about, the better 🙂

    • #52556 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      Agree with last poster. CS actually makes it easier as work it out with their formula. They have an online calculator you can use.

    • #52557 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      Sorry, it’s an estimator not a calculator. Here it is:

      https://processing.csa.gov.au/estimator/About.aspx

    • #52601 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      My ex and I are really amicable and have found that we can work this out for ourselves. We are both fair and generous people and he is also a spreadsheet whizz! This actually helps as we can both keep track of everything easily. It’s def not for most ex couples but it does work us and alleviates the stress of doing it all through child support.

    • #52609 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      If you’re not registered with child support then you can miss out on other payments such as rent assistance and family assistance through centrelink.

    • #52721 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      We’ve always done private payment. He pays me $250 each week and has the kids every other weekend/ever Friday.

    • #53070 Reply
      AvatarAnonymous
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      You can register with Child Support but still have a private arrangement. They will just tell you a minimum amount that is legally enforcabke should the payer decide to stop paying. But you can still have a private agreement between the two of you for a higher amount and private collection (eg just bank transfer).

    • #54162 Reply
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Depends on the relationship, both your of finacial goals goals, current and future means.

      I would recommend getting advice

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