When a salary review is made, when an annual bonus is paid. Periods of sickness, especially if you are not entitled to sick pay
How will overtime be taken into account, as we only do overtime when we cant afford to mange
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I think the mention of overtime is important. I can relate to that. Receiving a bonus or pay increase is almost a curse because I need to take on a bigger work load and yet see so little of the fruits of my labour due to a higher calculation of child support.
I suggest that if there is no recent income the parents last recorded year of earnings should be used
Anything less than a year is going to disadvantage the paying parent as the variables such as unpaid leave, bonuses, overtime all need to be annualised to give a true and fair calculation.
Whether you are paid $0 this month (CS $minimum) or $3,000 next month (CS $calculated) your child support calculations are better analysed as you earn. Annualised or not you will still be paying the same amount - when you have no income you pay the minimum - when you are earning you pay as you earn...... got to be better surely......