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Child maintenance...ex not paying up

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jjsmum84 Sun 17-Mar-19 20:10:18

AIBU to be confused? Ex had been 'offering' to have the kids the odd hour or so over the past few weeks on top of his regular 2 nights a week to 'do me a favour' as he puts it....he's now told me that as he's done this he's not going to pay the full child maintenance....is he right to do that?

BitchQueen90 Sun 17-Mar-19 20:12:07

An hour or so won't make a difference! Maintenance will go on the amount of overnights that he has them. Has he had them for extra nights or just a couple of hours in the day?

TwoRoundabouts Sun 17-Mar-19 20:14:05

Child maintenance is linked to over nights. So unless he had them overnight he needs to pay up.

Starlight456 Sun 17-Mar-19 20:19:19

Cms maintenance which is the legal minimum is based on overnights.

If he won’t pay unless he is self employed go to cms

Livelovebehappy Sun 17-Mar-19 20:24:34

This happens unfortunately. A lot. If ex’s think they can save a few pounds by opting for extra hours’ childcare, they will do it. If it just happens over a period of a couple of weeks with an extra hour here and there it absolutely does not mean he can knock a few pounds off his maintenance payments.

Shitonthebloodything Sun 17-Mar-19 20:27:26

As above, it's based on overnights so if they have them for one night a week they can reduce the maintenance 'cost' by 1/7th and so on.

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