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lousylear Tue 26-Apr-16 05:36:39

My husband went to see a solicitor yesterday. He told that yes he will have to pay me CM but as I work I will have to pay him CM for the days he has kids. He went on to say that they will cancel each other out so he won't have to give me any. This is not what my solicitor said to me. Surely this can't be right?
Some background:
I was a SAHM up until October 2015. 3 kids, 12,10,8. He earns £32k, I earn £12k. He works full time. I work part time. He will have kids for tea on a Wednesday and then overnight fri/sat 3/4 wknds. I will have them the rest of the time.
I am moving out with kids next week and now I'm really stressing about money. We had a row about it last night too.

pippistrelle Tue 26-Apr-16 08:12:37

This is what your husband told you his solicitor said, right? You weren't actually there to hear it yourself? There are a few possibilities - your husband heard what he wanted to hear; your husband told his solicitor you will have 50-50 custody and you both earn the same amount (although even then it's not necessarily that straightforward); your husband's solicitor is deluded; or your husband is flat out lying and messing with your mind.

I'm not at all an expert, and I hope someone who is will be along soon, but in the meantime, take a look at this:

www.gov.uk/how-child-maintenance-is-worked-out/how-the-child-maintenance-service-works-out-child-maintenance

pippistrelle Tue 26-Apr-16 08:14:29

And this
www.gov.uk/calculate-your-child-maintenance

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