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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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If a Father is in prison how much, by law, does he have to

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If a Father is in prison how much, by law, does he have to give? thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 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.
Does he still have any income?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Only what he earns in prison.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
How much is that?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I not sure I think its around £42 per month, what sort of, percentage does he have to pay as child maintenance

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
£5 a week is the usual minimum - but even that would not be ordered where the income is so low.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Thanks for details, is there a set percentage of a persons earnings or is it based on each individual?

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
The actual calculations can be found here
https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-child-maintenance
Clare
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