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Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. Is your daughter still at school? What is your expenditure and what is that of your wife. Maintenance for a spouse depends on needs and resources and for that reason an indication of your respective financial positions would be needed.
It is but what are your outgoings? At the moment child maintenance would be about £44 per week. Maintenance for wife will depend on what you and she have to pay out each week or month.
The child maintenance doesn’t accord with my own calculation but there are various factors to be taken into account so budget £50 or thereby. As regards ***** ***** expenditure there is a variation and what you want to do is equalise that so that you are both paying out the same and your earnings are on par with each other although you do have the additional child support obligation I’m afraid as the absent parent.
Sorry I now understand the difference for the child maintenance. It’s based on gross income and you gave me the after tax figure so perhaps the £55 in correct. So that makes £238. If your wife suggests a total of £500 reducing to £450 then you should consider that especially if any of it is going towards the family home or other assets that you presumably continue to have an interest in anyway. Note that after the age of 18 aliment is paid directly to your son. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.