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GlassOfProsecco Tue 07-Jul-20 18:39:48

I'm in the process of separating from DC's father.

I've just used the CMS calculator & it says £250/m - this is based on his salary of 48K (having had a 60K salary prior to lockdown). And he wants to go 50/50.

I thought that based on 50-50, that no maintenance would be due, so why does the calculator show this?

I'm not counting on maintenance for anything, but can't understand the CMS calculator.

Could anyone explain why?

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waterSpider Tue 07-Jul-20 20:59:34

Different bits of the law.
CMS calculator is based on number of nights where child stays.
Provisions about CM being zero are based on neither parent being a non-resident parent, and should include things like day-time care not just covering half the nights.

GlassOfProsecco Tue 07-Jul-20 21:34:35

Thanks - it just seemed a bit odd.

I'd like to go for a pattern of 1 night during the week, EOW & 1/2 school holidays but he wants 50-50.

I don't really care about the money but don't want 50-50 as he has mental health issues & is hardly engaging with them, plus I've always been the primary carer.

I think I will have a battle ahead & CM payments aren't the least of it.

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GlassOfProsecco Tue 07-Jul-20 21:34:48

Thanks - it just seemed a bit odd.

I'd like to go for a pattern of 1 night during the week, EOW & 1/2 school holidays but he wants 50-50.

I don't really care about the money but don't want 50-50 as he has mental health issues & is hardly engaging with them, plus I've always been the primary carer.

I think I will have a battle ahead & CM payments aren't the least of it.

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