Shared Care Lunacy in the UK
Not much different from what happens here
A lawyer was jailed yesterday for refusing to pay child support to his former wife, despite her pleas that he should not be given a custodial sentence……..
Cox, who represented himself, told Southampton Magistrates’ Court: “I have been referred to as an absent father, but that’s not what I am. I’m a father who well knows the obligation to his children and I discharge that obligation. I feed all of my children, I clothe them, I house them — that’s what I spend my money on. The Child Support Agency gives me no assistance for that and requires me to spend the money twice.
“I say that makes it oppressive, unjust and discriminatory in its action. In this case you have two established families living in equilibrium.
“My ex-wife lives a mile away from me and the children pass easily between the two households. They spend half of the time with me and half of the time with their mother.
How many New Zealand parents and children here are penalized because of a failing child support (TAX) system? About 700,000!
Read the article here and notice the similarities between NZ and UK.