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Archive of Child Support

Election Thoughts 2017

Thu 7th September 2017:

Here are a few thoughts regarding men and father issues this election.

Stepfather-Stepson Relational Study

Thu 27th July 2017:

Hi, my name is Sebastian Nunez and I’m a Psychology Honours student at AUT. As part of my dissertation, I am exploring the perspectives of stepfathers on building positive relationships with their stepsons (with the help of my supervisors Rhoda Scherman and Warwick Pudney). As a stepson myself, I found the information on the topic […]

Finding my Child

Sun 18th June 2017:

Hi, The mother of my child took her out of NZ 3 years ago against my will but the Courts allowed it so there was nothing I could do. She was 15 at the time but is now 18. I had very little contact with her while she was overseas because her mother gave a […]

Child Support when Child is 18 but at some form of school???

Sun 16th April 2017:

Does anyone know what my liability situation should be after my child turns 18?; i.e. child will soon be 18 (next month) but mother has a history of allowing child to take multiple days off school and consequently impaired the child’s education. Child is currently not enrolled at any school that I know of because […]

Information and Education meeting in Wellington this week

Mon 13th February 2017:

Hi All Child support/tax paying Dads around Wellington, Father and Child and Kidsneeddadz are hosting an information and education evening Thursday 16th in Lower Hutt/Petone Wellington 7.30-9pm at the Public Library 7 Britannia St, Petone The speaker is Elizabeth Moss from the IRD talking on the subject of Child Support, with lots of time for […]

Child Support after 18 when child is doing correspondence school papers

Tue 27th December 2016:

OK here’s an ambiguous one thanks to the shit legislation. My child will be 18 in a few months and has yet to graduate from high school. She’s a very bright kid but unfortunately her mother has deliberately held her back and she would have graduated by now if it wasn’t for her mother’s own […]

Arrears Remitted Anyone??

Wed 7th September 2016:

OK, so it seems under the new legislation that us paying parents (love the term “paying”) can get our arrears remitted if we apply and if we have been paying our liability more often than not. So, I contacted IRD CS about this on the 1st of April and was informed that I should call […]

New Child Tax assaults in New Zealand

Mon 18th January 2016:

Just in case you weren’t aware, now that the new child support legislation is in place, IRD has launched a new assault on all those deadbeat dads with massive penalty accounts. IRD were brazen enough to publish their intention when they went into Australia in 2013, under a new agreement to operate in the Australian […]

Ground 8 (Her Income)

Wed 16th December 2015:

Hi, Just wondering if anyone out there has ever had any success with an Admin Review based on the increased earning capacity of the custodial parent. The custodial parent in my case has recently received a rather large inheritance and is doing well for herself while I am still expected to pay her about $1500 […]

Desperate, legal advice needed!!!!

Thu 3rd December 2015:

OK, so I have suffered all kinds of financial deprivations over the past 13 years thanks to IRD Child Support and their criminal anti family, anti male Nazi policies. Not only have I suffered but the two children who were in my custody also suffered because I had to take food out of their mouth’s […]

Another IRD Child Support Rip Off!!!!

Sat 28th November 2015:

Hi All, I have now seen the ultimate in stupidity and unfairness from IRD CS. I’ve been paying CS for 13 years now and thought I had seen everything but this takes the cake!! I am a Kiwi residing in Australia. I pay my Child Support to the CSA who collect on behalf of the […]

Child Support when Child is in Canada, whereabouts unknown

My youngest child (16 and a half) lives with her mother in Canada. She was born and raised in NZ but her mother was allowed to take her to Canada, against my consent, about 18 months ago. Anyway I phoned Child Support this morning because my daughter and her mother have both disappeared. My daughter […]

Challenge – Handling excessive and inappropriate stress

Sun 22nd November 2015:

For a long time, I have been concerned that too often the familycaught$ uses trial by fire, for deciding cases. As you read the examples that I have listed below, possibly other examples will come to your mind? If so, please add a comment, giving little more than the essential details to show the nature […]

Canadian Identity Researcher Professor Robert A. Kenedy Will Visit NZ

Mon 14th September 2015:

He will arrive on Thursday 15th October and expects to be in NZ for about one week. I am doing research on fathers, shared/continued parenting, as well as related areas. I have been working in this area for about 26 years, mainly in Canada, the UK, and US. I am now looking at the Global […]

Social Policies Seminar in Auckland

Sun 6th September 2015:

Welfare fit for families in a changing world (Retirement Policy and Research Centre) 08 September 2015 9am – 5pm Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Lecture Theatre OGGB5, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland The wellbeing of the poorest families appears to be at the heart of Government policy, yet […]

IRD Payments

Wed 24th June 2015:

I have just been notified by my sons school who I have had know contact with since Jan, that he has decided to leave and has a job. He is in process of completing sign out papers (not sure how long that takes, if anyone can enlighten me). He is taking on a full time […]

IRD

Tue 16th June 2015:

Once again I have been bitten by the IRD, we had a review which was turned down. I do not have a problem paying IRD but I do when the amount is absolutely ridiculous. The ex wife who I have been divorced from for 12 yrs continues to plead poverty even though she has well […]

It’s so easy to get political change? DV

Wed 3rd June 2015:

Greg Andresen, of Men’s Health Australia, is a persistent and sharp political operator. I have heard many men in NZ complain “Why doesn’t someone [else?] talk to the politicians and get everything sorted out?”. If I have tried to explain what is required to communicate well to politicians, I have been attacked as defeatist and […]

Administrative review

Sun 17th May 2015:

Originally when my ex wife and I split we had two houses. One was the family home and the other, a rental we co- owned with my ex brother in law.We also had additional debts that my ex had raked up. So when I decided to keep the family home and my ex, took the […]

Student Loan Debtors Choosing Bankruptcy

Mon 6th April 2015:

The big question here; If a student loan debt (a debt to the State) is expunged by bankruptcy, why does a child support debt still exist after bankruptcy?

How to have a working Child Support system.

Thu 2nd April 2015:

I have been on both sides of the NZ child support system. It is a system that has completely failed by any useful measure. It is an income tax on some people based on their marital status which has nothing to do with supporting children.

Please recommend a Child Psychologist experienced with writing reports for the Court

Thu 26th March 2015:

Hi guys, Could you please recommend a Child Psychologist experienced with writing reports for the Court?

Hike in Child Support upsets a female

Mon 9th March 2015:

BRILLIANT!!! However hard I try not to appear sexist, the mainstream media gives me no options.

What do you call organizations you are terrified of?

Thu 22nd January 2015:

What is the difference between IRD and ISIS? Both terrorize non-custodial parents. One kills quickly, while the other kills you slowly over time.

Examples of Family Court rulings on Admin Reviews?

I’ve been assessed at a ‘potential’ income which is three times greater than my actual income as a result of a staggeringly unfair Admin Review. As a result I’m launching a counter review, as well as taking the existing review to the Family Court to challenge the review findings. I’m needing to find examples of […]

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