Is there any recourse I can take
I hope someone more knowledgable than me can offer some advice to Mike:
Hi, my name is Mike, I am a father of two girls who live with their mum and I have them every weekend.
I have always paid my child support, even after I fell ill in August 04, with a serious stress related illness. I worked in the film industry and I was in the highest income bracket and I was at times paying over $1500 a month in child support. I was off work for 3 months and because my income was high I recieved no sickness benifet or ACC, being self employed.
I didn’t get any sick pay either. I decided to change my life after that contract finished. I spent another three months off work and underwent a futher two major operations, once again no support from any Goverment agency.
I tried get them to give me a break with my payments during this time when I had no income but they wouldnt, so I stopped paying! When I got my tax return from my accountant for the period ending Mar 06 I went and saw them and tried to sort it out. After expenses I earned just $15,000 for the year!
Yesterday I recieved a statment from them and they now want $30,000 in arrears!!!!!!!!
I can’t believe that they can do this to people, I have had a gutsful of this crap and I can understand how men can snap and go and do crazy things, is there any recourse I can take for the stress that they are putting me under?