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Harris, Family Law Expert
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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I have separated from my husband and I have a 4 year old daughter,

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I have separated from my husband and I have a 4 year old daughter, I was never allowed to work so currently receiving benefit, he earns £1100 a week, just wondering what my entitlements are please
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thanks for your question.
In terms of child maintenance if his earnings are £1100 (gross) per week, no other children in his care and your daughter spends one night or less with him a week on average, his legal liability for child maintenance is £123 per week. This can either be agreed directly with him or you can submit an application for child maintenance to the Child Maintenance Service.
In terms of a financial settlement arising out of a divorce, this would be more complicated and both of you would need to provide full and frank financial disclosure of your financial positions, including all assets and income as well as reasonable needs, and you can then negotiate a settlement to be approved by the court as part of the divorce, or if no settlement is agreed pursue a court application under form A once the divorce proceedings have commenced.
Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding this.
Expert:  Harris replied 2 years ago.
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