# Talk

## Child maintenance

(13 Posts)
Jamdoggers Thu 08-Feb-18 11:50:35

Hi Everyone,

I wonder if anyone help. I am struggling to work out my child maintenance. I am trying to calculate how many nights a year. The reason I have difficulty is because one of my sons goes:

3 nights one week and two nights the other week

The other son goes 3 nights every other week

How do I calculate it, the online calculator doesn’t allow me to enter different days for each child.

Trying to work out which category they should come under.

I really welcome any help or advice.

Thank you very much

Dancingfairy Thu 08-Feb-18 11:54:32

Just call Cms and let them work it out??

RockingLobstering Thu 08-Feb-18 11:57:29

Get the results for child 1, and then reset and get results for child 2.
Work out an average between the two results

Jamdoggers Thu 08-Feb-18 11:58:51

Do you mean the official government one? Via HMRC?

Jamdoggers Thu 08-Feb-18 11:59:52

Ok thank you I will do that.....Total and then devide by 2... makes sense!

probablynotthesame Thu 08-Feb-18 12:00:01

Could you not just add up all the nights collectively then divide by 52 weeks?

Jamdoggers Thu 08-Feb-18 12:11:19

🤔 didn’t work, think the percentages change for one child.

Tobuyornot99 Thu 08-Feb-18 12:12:59

So it's 8 nights in a fortnight, average of 2 nights per week per child.

Dancingfairy Thu 08-Feb-18 12:15:49

Yeh I did but I assume you want to do it between yourselves rather than involve them? Sorry I can't work it out I'm terrible with that kinda thing.

Jamdoggers Thu 08-Feb-18 12:17:08

Yes I think that’s right....2 nights as he is claiming it’s 2 to 3....could go under both groups?

TwoBlueFish Thu 08-Feb-18 12:19:13

On average it’s 104 nights

DS1 (3 x 26 weeks) + (2x26 weeks) = 130 nights

DS2 3x 26 weeks = 78 nights

Total of 208 nights between them which averages out at 104 night each so about 29%

Jamdoggers Thu 08-Feb-18 12:50:39

Wow thank you, what does DH1 & 2 mean?

Jamdoggers Thu 08-Feb-18 13:05:48

Sorry...daughter/son of course

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