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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 35076
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 am divorced from the mother of

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I am divorced from the mother of my children aged 14 and 9. I am remarried and my wife and stepson are disabled. my ex wife is demanding £80 per week for child support. She earns twice what I do. my take home pay is £575 per FORTNIGHT. what should I be paying please?
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What is your GROSS income form all sources?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
GROSS TO DATE THIS YR IS £11334. 13 I HAVE NO OTHER INCOME BUT MY WIFE GETS £64 PER WEEK CARERS ALLOWANCE FOR HER SON
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think I made a mistake with the amount she wants, it should read £175 per fortnight for the 2 of them
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hello????
My apologies for the delay
What is your fortnightly GROSS
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it's £670.45 before tax and NI
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
do I assume you have gone? when it said "get answers now" I wasn't expecting to have to wait this long. I can call a solicitor in person locally tomorrow, you must be dealing with other cases just now too. Thank you anyway but I'd like my money back as I'm very disappointed in the time this service is taking
My apologies - we have to take questions in order and it can take time to get through the list
Your ex is in for a shock
If you cannot agree between you on a figure - using the guidance here
https://www.gov.uk/child-maintenance/overview
The Calculations are set out here
http://www.nacsa.co.uk/index.php/cs3-calculations
and your liability is in the region of £96 a fortnight
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
that's good news, that is for both children, not each?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
can you send this conversation in an email? I can't get it to download and I need proof that I have consulted a solicitor
It is indeed for both children - and both the links I have given are downloadable - and cannot be argued!
I will ask Customer Services about the email position
Clare and other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hi, there is some confusion as to whether the amount you stated is definitely fortnightly? or monthly and includes BOTH children? sorry about this but the obvious arguments have started and she claims this should be EACH and not jointly
If you use the calculator you will see that it is per fortnight and includes BOTH children
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thank you
You are welcome
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Clare, can I verify that the amount you quoted for child maintenance is FORTNIGHTLY AND IS FOR both CHILDREN and not each. it was not monthly was it?
The CMS/CSA rates are
12% for one child
16% for two children
19% for three or more children.
You have one child in your household (your step son) so your GROSS income is reduced by 11%.
£670 minus 11% is £596.
16% of £596 is £96
So your global payment is £96 a fortnight
Clare