I told my husband to lower the amount that he is giving every fortnight to his ex, but the amount I told him to give every fortnight is not lower than the amount in the Child Support Agency assessment, it's still high and we pay for private health and any extra needs that my stepchild has that the biological mum asks for and if we can afford it, we will provide. The agreement between my husband and his ex are all verbal. This year we got married and had a baby, and now he has to support me and our baby and we bought a house. There's a big difference in his life now, that's why I asked my husband to lower the amount that he is giving and I know we can't afford it. Now the ex said she will take us to the family court and who am I to change things etc. etc.? All negative. My question is, did I do wrong by asking my husband to lower the amount of his child support? If She's going to take us to the family court, do my husband and I have a chance of winning or so? My step-daughter is 9 years old now. And correct me if I'm wrong, I know when a child reaches a certain age, Centrelink will ask the mother to start looking for a job to start working. She's not working and so she depends on Centrelink, money from us and from whoever bloke she's with. I know child support covers the basic needs of a child and the mother will benefit from that too.. They lived in a expensive rental house and got a new car. So how can they afford things and yet demand for more money by not working? Please, can someone let me know or give me suggestions on Family Law or information? And can we request for my husband's daughter to have 50/50 custody so we can have more quality family time together?