Please forgive the delay in replying.
The Court Order was made in 2003, at which time I was paying £400 a month spousal maintenance and £500 a month for my 3 sons. The order stated that this amount increased yearly according to the RPIndex. This increase stopped at £1024 in approx 2005 as I was struggling to pay. I am aware that at this point I could have asked that the payments go through the CSA, but I wanted to provide a consistent and secure amount. I have paid this amount without fail eversince, despite a fluctuating (and sometimes minimal income). I also pay my eldest sons car insurance of £87 a month, which she currently has sole use of, her life insurance and half of all school trips amounting to a total of £500 already this year.
Last month my ex-wife asked that I increase the monthly amount to £1,277 in line with the court order and the RPIndex. Also, that I pay the arrears in lump sums on my two youngest sons 17th birthday and when my eldest son approaches 'the barr' in 2016. All of this I have agreed to. However, she has now decided to seek advice from her solicitor who has asked for my P60 and last 3 pay slips. I have provided my P60 which shows an income of £41,000. I have not provided my payslips. One because I don't see why she should know my income. Two because it shows that for the last 3 months I have earnt £3,700 a month (before tax), this will give an unrealistic amount over a year, as I am now just about to become freelance again and my income will fluctuate. I do not wish to provide a fluctuating amount of money.
Do I legally have to provide this information?
Can she insist that we go through the CSA.
Am I being unfair and unreasonable?