Single when not /help
01-06-2019 07:15 AM
So now years later and currently we have broken up due to me cheating on my partner. So stupid me I decided to file an order to obtain child support from the father for the two kids we have together since I need money and can’t survive without it. On my application to serve him I said that he never saw the children and I was the primary caregiver since the children’s birth, I had to say that since I don’t wanna get caught on what our relationship was.
Now it starts to get bad. I’m currently getting audited again since someone called me in again or they somehow saw my child support request. If they find out what the real story was and I get caught lying on my first audit how big of **bleep** will I get. I’m guessing my ex will get in trouble to since I made him claim he was living with his parents also, even thou he didn’t get any money I was receiving and he lived with me the whole time. How can I somehow bring my ex down on this to since we did live together and I don’t wanna be responsible for all the money I collected and the student loan tuition. I know I don’t seem like a good person but I don’t wanna go to jail and I wanna continue my schooling. I’m going to guess I received close to 80k in benefits. Will my ex be responsible for my fraud ?
Can they take my kids away and put me in jail?
Re: Single when not /help
01-06-2019 02:31 PM
Hi @Jessicalin and welcome to ReachOut!
It sounds like quite a challenging situation you are in, and one where you may require so more qualified supports like advice from a legal team who can answer your questions.
In relation to the questions about the legal and money component, I would recommend contacting legal aid (they are a free service in Australia) who can provide you with support, information and legal advice.
While we can't give you advice about the financial component, we can certainly offer a listening ear Have you got support around you during this difficult time? How are your kids going with all of this happening?
We are here for you when you need to chat, and can help to refer you to some support services if you would like