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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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Does the father have to pay 20% of his wages to the mother

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Does the father have to pay 20% of his wages to the mother of 2 children if he has another family to support?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

Thank you question.

I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How many children live with him?
is there an existing CMS assessment
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

We have 5 that live with us,only 3 that are under 16 though. No there father doesn't pay , we do.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

How old are the other two?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

My children are 27,16,14,12 and 8. My other 2 have left home they are 20 and 31.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

I am sorry - - the father of the two children - he has four children under 18 living in his household - is that Correct?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes we have 4 under 18. But they're not his by blood they're mine and we all live together.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

In that case the maintenance liability is 20% of 75% of his net income if there is an existing assessment made prior to 2014; or 16% of 84% of his GROSS income if there is no existing assessment
In essence that actually works out at 15% of net income or 13.5% of GROSS income.
Less in both cases if he has the children overnight more than 52 nights a year
Please ask if you need further details
Clare