Okay, my ex doesn't pay child support. There is an assessment, he just doesn't pay. I recently submitted a change of assessment as he had started a job (having quit his job when we separated) and I want him to contribute to his daughter's school fees - she has been at the school for years - and years before we separated. Anyway, child support just rang me and have made a decision that, yes, he should pay more than the minimum as he is now earning and that, yes, her schooling was a consensual decision and he should be responsible for contributing to her school fees. However, he is claiming to only earn $38,000 pa and therefore child support have decided that he only has to pay a total of $180 per month. He has an assessment for another child, and that assessment has him paying $350 per month. Anyway, the Child Support Agency officer suggested I should appeal and take it all the way as she is convinced he is doing something dodgy - ie his expenses are listed at 52,000 pa yet he is only earning 38,000. He hasn't lodged a tax return in 5 years. That said, she also said it is all very well changing the assessment, however, getting him to actually pay is a different story. Has anyone had any success at AAT? I am already fighting him for the property settlement - even offering 50% but he won't accept it. He is so bitter and twisted he will do whatever he can to ensure I struggle. I have 100% care - informally. He moved away and I predicted he wouldn't bother with his daughter. I was right. I cannot remember the last time he saw her. The last time he made plans to see her he sent a text to her half an hour before with an excuse. I make (she is almost 12 and I literally have to dial the number and hand it to her as she won't do it off her own back) her ring him once a week but he rarely answers the phone. He doesn't call her back or even send a text. We have a log of when she has tried just in case he ever tries to suggest I am not letting him see her. I keep everything. I don't know what to do anymore. I struggle financially - I am paying nearly $40,000 in "family debt" that he should be half responsible for but he won't and I don't want a bad credit rating. I can't afford a court case, I can't afford my lawyer who has to date been ineffective in getting the property settlement resolved. I have no fight left. Part of me just wants to let him have it all (we are talking about $110K in cash) and start afresh but the other part needs the money. Sorry, I'm blabbing - I'm very upset at the CSA decision as it is clearly based on his lies - he manages a Club - works 7 days a week - is listed as their GM yet only earns $38,000 pa? The Club hasn't responded to any of CSA's requests for information - probably because he opens the mail and probably rips it up. Can someone tell me what to do?