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Clare
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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I split with my partner many years ago and we have two

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Hi. I split with my partner many years ago and we have two children together. My eldest child has been living with me for the past 6 months and doesn't want to return to her mother. My other child lives with her mother still. Do I legally have to pay maintenance for the child that doesn't live with me? I'm not sure if it's and equal split as we have one child each? Thanks in advance
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

How old are the children?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hi ClareThe child that lives with me is 15 and the other child is 11
Thanks
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

How much do you each earn?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
About 20k self employed
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sorry not sure what she earns. She is a care worker so probably less than me
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

Then you are each liable to pay maintenance to the other in respect of the child in your care at the rate of 12% of 89% of your gross income.

I hope that this is of assistance please ask if you need further details

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Okay thanks
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

You are most wlecome

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