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Archive of Child Support

So If she takes my 2 children to Canada to live do I still pay Child Support??

Thu 1st May 2014:

OK, so it seems that the mother of my children is taking my 2 kids to Canada to live and I will have no knowledge of where they will be living and no contact details whatsoever. I live in Australia which is irrelevant really because she blocks my access to them when I visit NZ […]

Keep Your Eye on the Ball?

Fri 11th April 2014:

Every now and then, it is necessary to push aside all of the distractions and make sure that the main energy is focussed onto the most important issues. It is necessary to identify actions that should have been taken place but didn’t, as much as the actions that did take place. But what are they?

Free (State Funded) Lawyers aiding Benefit Bludging Mothers to keep Good Fathers away from their Children

Thu 12th December 2013:

I just thought I’d let you guys know that your hard earned tax dollars are being used to help benefit defrauding bludging mothers keep good fathers away from their children. The mother of my children is trying to have me removed as legal guardian of my 2 younger children whilst at the same time is […]

Another reason to avoid women

Sun 6th October 2013:

We don’t see many Family Court cases reported on – every male needs to read this one. There are some hard lessons for the boys here within the realm of no fault divorce. If anyone finds a link to the actual judgement can you please add the link in a comment.

October Protests

Thu 3rd October 2013:

Representatives of the Ministry of Men’s Affairs (a community group because successive governments have failed to respect the voice and welfare of men) will be present at protests each Saturday in October to coincide with the male-denigrating White Ribbon Campaign. The protests will will encourage people to wear a black ribbon instead to show they […]

Father’s Day 1st September Sydney

Sun 18th August 2013:

Greg Andresen of Men’s Health Australia has set up a March for Father’s Day, 1st September Sunday, at Hyde Park Corner, Sydney. The Theme is A Voice for Children and is against all of the commercial forms of Parental Alienation. These issues are even more of a problem in New Zealand than in Australia, where […]

New child support formula, potential issue

Mon 12th August 2013:

Hi Just trying to get my head around the new child support calculations that will come in next year. I instigated a review earlier in the year and my son’s mother had no PAYE income but in excess of $120,000 listed in other sources, I.e shares, dividends, trusts etc. With the new formula it is […]

False sexual abuse allegation

Sun 14th July 2013:

Hi All, I’m not sure how unique my situation is, but feel compelled to share my experience with others out there….and I know that this will strike a chord with some. My daughter (adopted) was unhappy about some things on the home front (having to do chores for pocket money, having to eat everything on […]

Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill (90-2) report released

Wed 5th June 2013:

Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill (90-2) (4 June 2013) (as reported by the Justice and Electoral Committee) You can get this document in PDF format from the ‘Downloads’ panel.

Penalty plea over child cash

Thu 18th April 2013:

A huge nationwide Child Support debt made up mainly of penalties and interest has sparked claims by a Napier-based former MP that it is a “ruthless” scheme forcing people to shirk responsibilities to growing youngsters. Latest figures show Child Support principal comprises just $661 million of the $2.617 billion the Inland Revenue Department claims it […]

Time’s up for familycaught$ secret bullies

Sat 13th April 2013:

Times up for familycaught$ secret bullies by Judith Collins Minister of Justice Judith Collins – some details lost in translation, some gained. 1 APRIL, 2013 Justice Minister Judith Collins has announced a raft of new proposals to hold familycaught$ bullies to account for their bullying and harmful behaviour.

Changes to child support signed off.

Tue 9th April 2013:

Announced in NZ Herald tonight:- Changes to child support system in April 2014 signed off.

FUD Submissions

Sun 7th April 2013:

Fear Uncertainty and Darkness (FUD) Instead of addressing the problems and looking for solutions, it seems that the beneficiaries in the existing familycaught$ system are distracting our attention away from the required outputs and a system for achieving them at a sensibly low cost.

Mark Miller now in private practice

Tue 19th March 2013:

Hello John I understand you are the owner and administrator of My name is Mark Miller and I am a practising barrister and have been a child support review officer for IRD for over 12 years. My work with the IRD is highly regarded by the department and my name is mentioned regularly in […]

Confirmation of the rumour …..

Mon 11th March 2013:

Changes to Child Support were supposed to be implemented on 1 April THIS year, now it’s been put off to next year. Way to go Mr Dunnothing.

Maximum percentage of CS tax based on PAYE income

Sat 9th March 2013:

Hi All I remember hearing somewhere that IRD CS aren’t allowed to take more than 25% of a liable parents income per month. Can anyone confirm if that’s true or not? If this is so is it based on gross or nett income? The other thing I was wondering is about arrears? Is arrears regarded […]

CYF, do they do anything useful??

Mon 4th March 2013:

OK, this is probably a rhetorical question and I would imagine that the answer is ‘no they are completely useless’ , but my daughter is at risk and I don’t know where to turn.

Family Court Lump Sum Payment

Thu 14th February 2013:

The mother of my children is going to the Family Court asking them to make me pay a lump sum Child Support payment.

Dummy questions about children care & child support

Fri 8th February 2013:

Hello Menz, I have two questions in regard to children care and child support: 1. The mother is a full custodian – she has guided two of my children – a 11.5 years old girl and 7 years old boy to walk without an adult to school

Prenatal testing for Paternity

Tue 29th January 2013:

Most paternity DNA tests are carried out after the birth of a child. This is often because doubts regarding paternity often arise after a child is several years old. When there are doubts or issues during the time of pregnancy some people may opt for a prenatal DNA test. A prenatal paternity test is an […]

It is important that people complain

Sat 19th January 2013:

For us to make NZ into a better environment, for men, women and children, it is important that people complain vigorously and constructively. I have suggested that NZ has a serious mafia problem, in terms of secret caughts, that pillage families and fail to do what Parliament allocates money to achieve.

Family Court Proceedings Bill Submission Kitset

Wed 19th December 2012:

Write Your own Submissions on Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill. Submissions close on 13th February 2013

Benefit Fraud

Thu 15th November 2012:

Further to my post re: letter to Peter Dunne querying why CSA does not pass on allegations of benefit abuse to WINZ in the case of a custodial parent receiving voluntary child support payments; I have had a reply back from his office and have been advised ‘a change had been made to the Tax […]

Dunne claims child support amendment formula will be fairer: Yeah Right

Thu 1st November 2012:

Media Release Dunne claims child support amendment formula will be fairer: Yeah Right Long time child support reformer, Jim Nicolle, describes Peter Dunne’s claim that the new child support formula would be fairer as a ‘Tui Billboard’.

The framing and econometrics of child support

Thu 18th October 2012:

This paper: The framing and econometrics of child support by Stuart Birks is well worth a read. Paper for the New Zealand Association of Economists Conference Wellington, 29 June – 1 July 2011 Abstract The approach taken to child support in New Zealand has shaped perceptions and outcomes. Despite ongoing dissatisfaction, substantial changes to the […]

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