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Lahti Sun 19-May-13 13:26:23

Hi all, I'm back again. I'm making small progress with my divorce but it is such hardwork as STBXH is so awkward but claims I am obstructive and non communicative. Anyway my question this week regards child maintenance. STBXH claims that as his mum is our (unpaid) childcare while i work 3 days a week and he looks after DD 3 nights per week we actually do 50:50 care because he has paid for DDs food while MIL has her. Therefore he says that he shouldn't need to pay maintenance at all but will offer e £20 PW and we should share the buying of clothes for DD and he wants receipts for any purchases I make. I have checked on the CSA calculator and on his wage they would take £39 per week. I have suggested deducting £6 PW for food while DD is on childcare but he refuses. Does he have a point or is he being unreasonable, I just want it sorted.
I will be increasing to 4 days a week at work soon and I can see him saying that he will be doing more than 50:50 care. Sorry for mistakes am on phone.

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