Child Support Analysis

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Simple child support calculator for the new scheme

This is a simple spreadsheet which takes a single input (net income) and shows all 60 possible different results at a glance, including shared-care cases. It is in Excel 5/95 format, and is 32 kilobytes. It also has an "income converter" to help with some simple sums, for example converting from "income per month" or "income per year" into "income per week".

Excel spreadsheet for new scheme calculations (Updated 12th March 2003).

Assessment calculator for old & new schemes

This started as an analysis tool for the reformed scheme. Then I added in the current scheme because of the variety of out-of-date assessment calculators around. These are linked so that inputting information once gives a readout for both current and reformed schemes. It has been supplied to NACSA for some time, and provided on their web site, on and off. (It needs improvements. Views are solicited).

Excel spreadsheet for old & new scheme calculations (Updated 12th May 2004).

"A matter of opinion" - Unofficial paternity tests and the impacts on children (2003)

What is the crime if men seek confirmation that children are theirs?
PDF version
  This paper has also been published as HTML on this web site

What is the crime if men seek confirmation that children are theirs? (2003)

What is the crime if men seek confirmation that children are theirs?
PDF version
  This paper has also been published as HTML on this web site

"Premature conversion to the new CSA scheme - A loophole that may thwart government policy" (2003)

"Premature conversion to the new CSA scheme - A loophole that may thwart government policy"
PDF version
  This paper has also been published as HTML on this web site

Identifying the Cause of the Child Support Agency's Problems (2002)

Identifying the Cause of the Child Support Agency's Problems
PDF version
  This paper has also been published as HTML on this web site

"Knowledge is bliss" - Towards a society without paternity surprises (2002)

"Knowledge is bliss" - Towards a society without paternity surprises
PDF version
  This paper has also been published as HTML on this web site

"The truth is out there" - Commentary on "Move to outlaw secret DNA testing by fathers" (2002)

"The truth is out there" - Commentary on "Move to outlaw secret DNA testing by fathers"
PDF version
  This paper has also been published as HTML on this web site

"Child Support should be for Children" - A proposal for reform (2002)

"Child Support should be for Children" - A proposal for reform
PDF version
  This paper has also been published as HTML on this web site

Texts of news articles between 1994 & now

ZIP file with the full text of nearly all of the articles on this web site, structured by year. It is about 580 kilobytes, and a "Readme.txt" file within it identifies the date of the ZIP, so that updated versions can be identified later.
  This web site shows extracts from hundreds of news articles about the CSA published from 1994 onward. The full text of these articles is available here, as a set of TXT files, structured into folders-per-year.

Issues with the "Shared Care" formula (1998)

"Children First" & Sharing of Care: Problems with the proposed formula, and a revised proposal
PDF version
  This paper has also been published as HTML on this web site

The "Fair Shares" formula (Hansard)

The "Fair Shares" formula
PDF version
  This is a copy of an appendix to 10th Report of Social Security Select Committee 1998-99

Case Studies - anomalies in the reformed shared-care formula (Hansard)

The full set of Case Studies are available here

The formula for 2nd family children (1998)

"Children First" & Second Family Children: Analysis of the issues and options
PDF version
  This paper has also been published as HTML on this web site

Spreadsheet for examining shared-care adjustments

I am developing a spreadsheet to propose adjustments to the liability in the shared-care case, taking into account comments such as "there is a cost to a parent with care even when the child is with the other parent". Here it is, although it needs a lot more development & testing.
  Basic spreadsheet for a fair adjustment to the formula for shared care
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