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Appealing to court in regards to SSAT - A matter of Law
To appeal an SSAT decision at court it has to be on a matter of law. Here's something that may help to determine what a matter of law is. Crabbe & Crabbe (SSAT Appeal) [2011] FMCAfam 24 (14 January 2011) said In commenting upon that, he cited with approval the decision of...
Change of Assessment - Reason 2 - Orthodontics
By way of background:My ex and I split 11 years ago. Our daughter is nearly 13. She lives with me, and spends time with her father every second weekend and for a portion of each holidays.He has historically paid very low child support, generally between $500 and $1500 a year, ...
Future Private School Fees - What to do.
Hi Everyone,A few questions for you.Firstly some facts....* Separated a year and 1/2 ago. (Was the best thing I've ever done, my girls are now far better off than what they were before!!!)* I have two girls (6 & 9) who are attending a government primary school.* My weekly paym...
Fixed annual rate not apply, then it does, then it doesn't, then ...
Hi, I'll cut a long story short.My 16 year old daughter lived with my wife and I from 9-14 when the difficult teenage years happened she went to live with her uncle, all hell broke loose for various reasons. My mental health suffered as did my wifes, we moved from VIC to QLD t...
Error of law
One of my aat cases had it sent back to ssat on error of law.  From my understanding - and im not a solicitor etc - in laymans terms - the ssat decided themselves that if a party didnt answer the phone or was uncontactable, that they had the right to continue without that part...
CSA - how do they get away with it?
Well - I have been reading and reading and reading and thought it time to share/seek assistance.My ex left me 4 years ago taking my two children with her. She has not worked past 10 years and cleaned me out in the property seperation.Whilst together, I worked many hours to kee...
Redundancy Payout - Change of Assessment
Hi All,  it's been a long time since I have written anything here at the Forum.  However, the calm before the storm is over, and I am in the process of lodging an objection with CSA over a decision to change our child support assessment.  Ex lodged an Application to Change the...
Child Support Agency
Has anyone successfully applied for the 30% reduction in post separation income to be excluded from assessable income? I recently received a CSA assessment that was quite a shock. When I applied for the 30% reduction I was informed by CSA that they follow a very strict set of ...
Any successful earning capacity objections?
Hi all,I am intending to put in an objection to an assessment based on the fact my ex has a lot more earning capacity than he is currently exercising.  I am aware of the Reason 8 rules.  I'm just wondering if anyone has had success with this type of objection?  It seems to me ...
CSA - withholding children to increase csa
Has anyone ever succesfully objected to CSA that the payee is withholding children for the exclusive reason of increasing their CSA payments ?I have two young children a boy aged 10 and a girl aged 7. I see both of them 4 nights per month. The mother collects some 1290 per mon...
Need your help
Hi! I really need your help. This is my story: me and my ex-husband have been separate in 8 months. We had 2boys. Older one under his mom (centrelink, bank account, etc) and youngest one is under my name. I just want to ask if I can transfer the older one to under my name with...
Income-Poor Asset-Rich
My ex-husband owns a dozen or so flats in Thailand which he rents out for a pretty good income. He's claimed since we separated to be unemployed and on Centrelink. I finally tracked down the paperwork to prove he owns the flats and earns an income from them, but my question is...

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