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We were together 7 months last year then we split for 3 months and we have been back together a month. She is 19 and I am 23.
She is in for a bit of ashock, then if that's what she thinks she is going to do.
She will not be able to stop you seeing the childand if she refuses point-blank, she will end up in court. She would be betteroffering you some contact.
It will be a short period at 1st thenincreasing as the child gets older.
Theyshould try to resolve matters using family mediation http://www.familymediationhelpline.co.uk/find-service.php
Althoughit is quicker and less confrontational than court it isnt necessarily cheaper
If this fails then she can apply to the court for adefined contact order which will formalise arrangements.It might put some senseinto her without involving court or solicitorsThe necessary forms are available on the herehttp://www.thecustodyminefield.com/
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Okay, thats helpful. Will she be entitled to money off me? I only earn 120 quid a week.
CSA rates of child maintenance are 15% for one child, 20% for 2 and 25% for3 or more children living 100% with the resident parent. That is reduced by 1/7for each 52 nights the child stays with the non-resident parent. There is alsoa reduction in the non-resident parent is responsible for other children. CSAchild maintenance is payable till the children reach 19 years old or leavefull-time non-advanced education. Non-advanced education is generally classedas a level, not University, but there are some further education courses whichare not classed as advanced. Full-time courses can be as little as 12 hours perweek.
Advancededucation courses include:a degreeDiploma of Higher Education (DHE)NVQ level 4 or aboveBTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND)teacher training'Non-advanced' education includes the following:GCSEsA levelsNVQ/SVQ level 1, 2 or 3BTEC National Diploma, National Certificate and 1st DiplomaSCE higher grade or similar
until your income increases you willpay a reduced rate. While your income is between £100 and £200 a week (see page10 in this brochure http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/@benefits/documents/digitalasset/dg_198849.pdf ) of 5 pounds +25% of everything over £100.So, you would be paying 5 pounds being the basic standard amount and another 5pounds being 25% of everything over 100. Ie 25% of £20.
Thus the current payment would be £10per week