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OK. Have you been through the calculation on line to assess this:
It is a reliable indicator.
Ultimately the child maintenance service will make a full and more accurate calculation if necessary.
Top up maintenance is via Schedule 1 of the Children Act via a court application, yes.
Applications are based on need, not just resources, and the court has to be satisfied that the circumstances of the case make it appropriate for the payer to pay more than the CMS maximum assessment.
School fees are an example of something that could fall into this category, for example.
In short there is no straightforward formula though, if the income bracket exceeds the maximum CMS calculation.
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