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Clare, Family Solicitor
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Child maintenance ! I earn £597 per week gross (pension

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Child maintenance !

I earn £597 per week gross (pension has been taken off this amount ) just leaves tax and ni to pay.

I pay £439 a month for a mortgage to keep the roof over my son's head even though Im not living there!

The CSA have told me that they will give me a £10 a week discount!! for it!
so still have to pay £209 per month child maintenance

is this right?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Why are you still paying the ful mortgage and how often does your son spend the night with you?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello Clare,


 


I'm paying the full mortgage to keep the roof over my sun's head! I'm not allowed any contact with my wife, its a bail condition - I think you answered my previous question on access to my son.


 


I have not seen my son for 6 months! because of what's going on!


 


paul


 

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Remind me - does she have a solicitor?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No she does not have a solicitor

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Has your solicitor got the bail varied?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Unfortunately or fortunately for him ! he's on holiday and comes back to work next Wednesday! so the bail has not yet been varied!

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Ok
Whose name is ***** ***** mortgage?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

its joint between myself and wife.


 

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Then as soon as the Bail conditions are lifted you should get a solicitor to write to your ex and inform her that from then on you will pay only half the mortgage and she will have to take responsibility for paying the other half from the Child Maintenance that you are paying.
In the longer term it is likely that she will have to pay it all
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok , but what the CSA have told me to pay is that right?

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Actually that seems a little low - you shoudl be paying 12% of your gross income
Clare
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