Thank you for getting back to me.
The payments I made were voluntary from 2007 when I moved to Australia. Prior to that the payments were through the CSA which my ex girlfriend insisted on using even though I was offering to pay.
I am self employed. My gross income prior to deduction of expenses for the last tax year was £75,000. It is difficult to predict what I will earn this year but I do not expect it to be much more than that.
I do not have any other children.
PS sorry for delay in reply I was thinking the response came by email and did not check the website
You asked me what my income is.
Is this relevant to how a court might view things and if so how does that work?
Also would a court reasonably expect a young person to obtain a part time job?
I am planning to move to live and work in Australia.
Will the UK or Australian law apply to any maintenance paid by me when I am living there?
Also can you give me any guide as to how the courts in the UK calculate maintenance in the UK so that I could estimate a figure?
Thank you for your advice.
Are you able to offer any advice on which system would apply if I were living in Australia, the UK or Australian system, if his mother were to pursue me for maintenance on top of what a court awards in the UK if I move to live there?