Families need a fair workable system of assessing and ensuring their financial requirements when Parents decide to go their separate ways. Every case is different and there is no one-size-fits all solution. The only way this can happen in my view is by a family court system who take into account all aspects of the welfare of the people involved. The system has been tinkered with by the Government several times which has only made it worse. It is completely unworkable and must go.
The Child Support Act needs to be completely re-thought from scratch and it's henchman the wretched CSA (Child Support Agency) should be completely scrapped. The Act and the Agency do not provide a fair or workable system for providing or accessing the financial needs of familes. The enforcement methods and tactics the CSA have developed do not serve either the Parent with care or the Non-resident family at all well. The injustices that have eminated form this system are enormous. If anybody has any doubts about this just read some of the case examples provided on http://www.csahell.com The whole system is quite farcical.