3 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
Some of the debt is left over from the failed relationship, some was used to buy household goods when we separated and a small portion used for medical expenses. I've been steadily paying it off for a couple of years.
I guess my bigger issue is I have no capacity to pay on my current wages due to the high cost of living and now that my ex has had another child. It seems as though my only option is to get a second job, which will only increase the amount I have to pay.
Do CSA ever consider both parties' asset positions?
perth78 2014-02-05 01:48:11
[QUOTE=perth78] I work full time and earn $60k a year ....
The resulting CSA assessment of $140 per month ....
but with rent being almost half of my income [/QUOTE]
I think if you try to claim 'Special Circumstances' by claiming the loan and credit card debts are crippling you, you will quickly come unstuck.
Rent of around $500 per week is what is crippling you. In short you are living beyond your means.
Rent of almost half your income is far too much. I think the court will tell you to find less expensive accommodation.