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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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Can you tell me why my daughter, who left her mentally abusive

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Can you tell me why my daughter, who left her mentally abusive husband and has now got a new flat of her own is being hounded by the csa for an amount of money that will mean she can not live on her own because to pay the money that they insist on she can no longer support herself and her oldest son who is at university.
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.
How far has the divorce reached?
How old are the children and what i syour daughter's gross income?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It has not even started yet. The 2 children are 14 and 16. her gross income is £22500.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What income does her ex have, and how often do the children spend the night with her?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Her husband is working and claiming all the benefits. I do not know what his income is he is a carer. The children do not spend the night with her.

She does however have to supplement the accommodation and living expenses for their oldest son who is at university. She does this on her own.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am afraid that Child Maintenance is not negotiable and is a set percentage of your daughter's gross income.
The only way that it will reduce is of the children spend more than 52 nights a year with her.
I am sorry - I know that this is not the news that you wanted but sadly it is not linked to any issues of fault or behaviour
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your help.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I only wish the news was better
Clare

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