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My son has separated from his girlfriend of 16 years. they

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My son has separated from his girlfriend of 16 years. they lived together and have a child of six.
My son has offered to pay £1400 per month to support the child.
He has been earning £170K. Is his offer reasonable and does the law require that he provides his p60 and details of his earnings.
Best regards
Ray
HiThank you for your questionMy name is***** shall do my best to help you but I need some further information firstIs that earning figure gross or net?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
gross
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Gross
How many nights a week will the child spend with your son?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He sees her at weekends and holidays
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He has agreed to keep paying until she is 18
Doe she have er overnight at weekends- if so how many nights?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She usually stays at the weekend
one night or two?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Two nights if her mother allows, but sometimes only one. Given the choice my son would prefer two nights.
Under the CMS?CSA rules your son shoudl be paying 12% of his income less a deduction to reflect the number of nights a year he has the child in his care.
You can read more here
http://www.nacsa.co.uk/index.php/cs3-calculations
and yes he would be expected to produce evidence of his income.
Of course he and his former partner can agree an alternative figure - but if they cannot do so then those are the rules which will apply.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need furthet details
Clare
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