Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Has there been a child maintenance calculation by the CSA/CMS?
-If so, how much is your liability and has your gross income changed since then?
-How much is yoir gross income?
-How many nights a week on average do they stay with you?
-Do you have any other children in your care, if so how many?
-What have the arrangements been on average in the past year (eg. 1 night per week, 2-3 nights per week)?
-Whst was your gross taxable salary for 2015-16?
Thank you. Based on a gross income of £52k per year and your children staying overnight with you 1-2nights per week, your legal liability for child maintnenace is £130 per week, or £563 per calendar month. Your current payments are lower than this and whilst the children are in A-Levels the payments would unfortunately be expected to go to her. In the event that you stop making payments she can apply to the CMS who will assess your circumstances at the time and it is a possibility that they will find your liability to be more than what you are currently paying.
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