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My ex wife is moving in with her new partner and is putting

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My ex wife is moving in with her new partner and is putting the family home on the rental market I pay her £200 every 28 days as child maintenance do i still have to continue paying this amount
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. Child maintenance is the legal obligation of the non-resident parent and does not depend on the financial circumstances of the main carer. To confirm whether you are paying the correct amount, please confirm:

-How was the £200 contribution reached? By a CSA calculation or in a court order as part of the divorce? If a court order, was it made by consent and when?

-How many children are there and how old are they?

-What is your gross taxable income each year?

-How many nights, on average, do the children stay overnight with you each week?

-Are there any other children in your main care, if so how many?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Contribution was calculated at 180 I put it up by 20 this yearTwo children aged 16 & 1214.500 est per yearWas once a fortnight they stayed at weekends but once my eldest turned 16 they decided not to but on return I can see them every Saturday if they wanted toI have a 17 year old step daughter who is in education
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for confirming. On the basis that your gross income is £14,500 per year, two children who stay with you (on average) less than once a week and one child in your household, you would be liable for £40 per week child maintenance or £174 per calendar month.

If there is no formal child maintenance calculation or court order in place, then you should propose to reduce your liability to this amount.

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