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Maintenence payments

(30 Posts)
caholio Sat 02-Mar-13 09:28:43

I have recently split from my partner. We have a 2 year old and are currently trying to agree on maintenence payments. He has offered £200 a month. I pay £330 childcare a month but get child benefit and tax credits. He is very well paid, 50 or 60 k a year. Is this a reasonable amont for him to pay?

littleangel1 Fri 08-Mar-13 11:12:30

Thanks i think i should ask csa. He phoned me again and i got him up to 200? Can the csa actually tell me what he would be paying through them? or will they just tell me its 15% of what he earns?

lottieandmia Fri 08-Mar-13 11:28:26

When you first apply, the CSA have to do their calculations but it will be 15% of what he earns - I think they make allowances for overnight stays too.

SignoraStronza Fri 08-Mar-13 11:36:39

Yes, go straight to the csa and request that they organise the collection of the monies via direct debit. That way there is no argument.

I did this because I knew that ex should have been paying a lot more than £200 a month but there is no way that it is possible to have a rational conversation with him (I.e he'd probably have expected me to provide a list of outgoings for dc and would have argued the toss over everything). At least this way it is fair and hassle free. I just had to give them his name, d.o.b and a rough idea of where he works as he won't let me know his address. Thankfully a 'foreign' name made it easier to locate his NI number.

littleangel1 Fri 08-Mar-13 11:43:30

maybe that's why he agreed to go higher cos he don't want to pay more through csa. Even though it sounds sad 200 a month will make a huge difference to us. I read on csa website last night that they might start charging for using them!

littleangel1 Fri 08-Mar-13 11:45:08

nice to actually talk to people who know what your talking about. A big thankyou to all

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