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Hi, thank you for your question. The calculation provided by the CMS will be his full legal liability to provide for the child and this amount will go towards all the costs of the child, including child care.
Depending on his income, you may be able to apply to court for a "top-up" child maintenance payment which will be in addition to the CMS amount - if you are able to confirm his gross taxable income I can inform you if you have grounds to pursue such a claim.
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Thank you, ***** ***** case only the CMS have jurisdiction and you will not be able to apply for a top-up as his income will need to be above £2,000 net or £3,000 gross per week.
If you have not remarried since the divorce, and no financial settlement was approved by the court, you will still be in a position to pursue an application for financial relief in relation to spousal maintenance (if you are unable to meet your reasonable needs) and any property, assets or pensions.
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My name is ***** ***** I have been a family solicitor for more than 30 years.For clarity you are NOT responsible for any child care costs on days or times when the children are in his care.he has received a reduction in his maintenance to reflect the fact that he is responsible for the children during those periods so the child care is his to arrange and pay for
Apologies for the confusion - I had stated that the child maintenance he pays covers any child care costs that you have. My colleague is correct in further stating that you should not be paying him anything for when thr child is with him as the CMS have concluded that he is liable to pay child maintenance.
For clarity my colleague is confirming that YOU are responsible for Child care costs incurred when the children are in your care - and you cannot claim any extra costs to cover it.
Your ex is responsible for all Child care costs when they are in his care
Thank you - I hope it goes well.