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Both work 40 hours a week, I earn slightly more, can I expect maintenance if DHmoves out and the kids stay with me?

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QueenEagle Fri 08-Aug-08 21:55:46

5 kids, one with DLA, I earn about £3.5k more than DH, in receipt of CTC with childcare allowance.

If DH moves out, will I still be able to claim CTC? And will DH be expected to pay maintenance?

Ewe Fri 08-Aug-08 21:58:09

Providing you will be the resident parent then yes your DH will be expected to pay maintenance. Chech out your CTC entitlements etc on Saw your other thread QE, sorry that things are like this for you at the moment.

ninah Fri 08-Aug-08 22:00:54

yeah, also saw other thread and sorry

gillybean2 Sat 09-Aug-08 00:40:58

It doesn't matter how much each parent earns, what matters is who gets the Child Benefit. They will be regarded as the resident parent and maintenance should be paid by the non resident parent. Even if you were to have 50/50 contact time the CSA would look at who has the CB as a measure of who teh resident parent is considered to be.

Hopefully you'd come to an agreement as to how much between yourselves as CSA seems dreadful from stories I've heard.

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