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Child maintenance question I'm afraid. I had a written

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Hi, child maintenance question I'm afraid. I had a written agreement with the mother of my children £400 a month maintenance. I have reviewed a letter today from the child. maintenence people asking me to pay nearly £700 a month based on earnings of £52k.per annum. I started my.own business in may this year and have not worked out myself yet what I earn per annum so I think the 52k is wishful thinking!!I decided I will just pay myself minimum wage and leave everything else in the company account but I keep coming across this "diversion of income" this sounds exactly like what I plan to do in my opinion!? so what can I do as I feel £400 was.more than enough!thanksmartin
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year 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 much did you you earn gross last year?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Clare,
I am so sorry, I remember writing a reply to this on my mobile, it may not have sent I guess, so please accept my apologies!
So, just incase you require this information. My salary at my last job was £45,000 per annum before tax.
I left this job in May 2016 and started my own limited Company called Ocular Innovations. At present is invoicing around £7000 per month, but I do have an additional employee aswell to pay with these funds
Please let me know if I have misunderstood, or you require additional information.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

What are the basic monthly expenses?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Clare,Again, I did respond to this but my answer is not showing! mayney u am doing something wrong. Are you interested in my personal expenses or business expenses? I ask because my phone bill and vehicle insurance etc could fall into either category? thanks
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

basic monthly expenses of the business

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Truck lease agreement £411.00
Vehicle insurance (2 vehicles) £220
Mobile phone bill £180 ish
Fuel Bill for vehicles around £400/500 possibly.That's all I can think of for now
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

And the wages bill?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I pay my employee (my brother) around 2.5k and I keep the rest pretty much
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

A month?

What does that make the gross monthly profit?