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Can you just confirm for me - has he had a drop in income?
The situation is, I'm afraid, that after the order is more than a year old, he can apply to the chid maintenance service for the amount to be reassessed, and if he has had an income drop then this may indeed be the outcome of their assessment, as maintenance is based on a percentage of the paying parent's income.
OK. Then I'm afraid it really isn't great news. If his income has dropped he's entitled to ask for the maintenance amounts to be recalculated. I appreciate that you perhaps didn't want to hear this, but I do have an obligation to be honest about the law here.
Can I clarify anything further?
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