I could do with some advice on maintenance payments. My exp (never married) pays £450 per month maintenance for our 8year old dd, he takes home over £4500k per month. this amount was agreed over 4 years ago, it was based on my loss of earnings when i went from full time to part time after having her.
our situation has changed massively over the last year, I sold my house (owned with exh,long story, he always paid the mortgage, in lieu of maintenance for 2 older dd's) and now am in rented paying a fortune each month as I'm not able to buy anywhere as I dont earn enough.
so I'm fortunate, I have some cash behind me to get by, I wont qualify for any housing help - but want to know if my dd's dad should contribute towards the huge rent i'm shelling out each month? any advice very much welcommed, my pot of dosh is dwindling by the month..
Maintenance would be calculated based on his income, not your outgoings. I think it's 15% of his income for one child, assuming he doesn't have other children. Sorry, you mention 2 older children, are there 3 children altogether? Google the CSA calculator, that who work or out for you.
Thanks for the advice, we've always sorted things out between us, no CSA so wasn't sure what I can really expect. I know I'm fortunate, believe me, just had one ex make me homeless and the other not really stepping up..bless em..;)
Does your ex have a steady job? Is he PAYE? Is he self employed?
How many children do you have with him who are still in full time non advanced education?
If your ex has a steady job that is PAYE, has been there a while and will not resign to prevent paying you child maintenance and you have one child together who is in non advanced full time education, on the income you say he takes home every month, you could expect in the region of £675 per month via CSA. Of course this will depend on many things, such as how often your ex has the child to stay overnight, or how many other children he has with other women etc.