Australian Husband and Wife have two children.
Husband and Wife split up.
The Australian family court orders Husband to pay Wife $800 per week as temporary support, based upon their pre-separation standard of living.
Later, the Australian family court modifies the support award down to $300 per week.
Wife now seeks increased child support for Son and spousal support for herself. Wife claims that her weekly household expenses come to $1,800.
Among the expenses in Wife’s budget: $60 for their son’s meals at McDonalds over the course of one week.
Husband insists that he cannot afford more than $300 per week.
The Australian family court modifies the support award back up to the originally ordered $800 per week.
But maintains that Wife must adjust her children’s and her own lifestyles and expenses. Such as cutting back on Son’s McDonald’s spending.