# Talk

## If NRP has one child much less than the others, can you do separate calculations?

(5 Posts)
makingmiracles Sat 30-Jan-16 19:29:31

Just that really, if the NRP has his children overnight, but one child much much fewer nights a year can you take separate calculations for each? I tried on the online calculator and it's basically saying he should be paying 100 pounds more a month than he is. Might this be right?

thinking about going through csa/whatever they are called now as a job change means I no longer know what he is earning/whether he is being truthful. Do csa know exactly what he's earning when they do it through them or do they still rely on him being truthful?

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 30-Jan-16 23:26:41

Could you do an average calculation?

Number nights for child A is X
Number nights for child B is Y
X+Y /2 = Z
Z being average number of nights he has each child, total number of child nights would be correct in a
calculator.

sandgrown Sat 30-Jan-16 23:30:17

Under new child maintenance scheme income used is taken direct from HMRC information.

Fourormore Tue 02-Feb-16 15:05:02

Two separate calculations wouldn't be right.

I think what you'd have to do is calculate the amount he would pay if he never had either child, so the full amount payable for 2 children (16% of gross income I believe).

Then you'd have to halve that, and then for each child deduct 1/7th if he had that child 52-103 nights, 2/7th if he had them for 104-155 nights, 3/7th if he had them for 156+

If you're doing a separate calculation for each then you're starting with two lots of 12% of gross income, so 24% of gross income and that isn't right.

The dedications for nights taken are done at the end of the process.

Fourormore Tue 02-Feb-16 15:05:48

I've assumed there are two children in the example above.

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