Will receiving child support affect my application for more time?

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Been2Trial

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I was previously paying child support, now the time has stepped up to another (final) stage, I am receiving child support.

I am making an application in the foreseeable future to have the orders varied from 5 nights a fortnight to equal time 7/7 (meeting R+A for various reasons).

The only concern I have is that ex may try and argue something along the lines of "if he requires me to pay child support, how can he possibly be in a position to take care of child more time?"

Does anyone see this being an issue, or opinions?

She initiated child support, all changes of circumstance applications have been made by her, she kind of dug this hole but I am looking to present the best case to the courts when that happens, this is the only thing I am concerned may go against me...
 

sammy01

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nope mate CSA is irrelevant.
"if he requires me to pay child support, how can he possibly be in a position to take care of child more time?"
That is not a line of argument a magistrate is gonna wanna hear. IT will make her look stupid.

But if you have final orders? that give you 5 a fortnight, you're gonna need a bloody good reason for applying to court for 50/50...
 

Been2Trial

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Thanks Sammy, that was my thoughts on it too, just needed a sanity check ;)

Yes, got good reason/s, have run it by two separate lawyers and both independently gave similar advice for moving forward and felt there is a strong enough case to meet R+A