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Hi there.
My son is dad to a 3 year old and is in the process of increasing his contact to 216 nights per year as part of a shared parenting arrangement with a mediator. Can you advise whether he will still be required to pay maintenance or whether (as co parents), there is no liability for either party.
Many thanks

Topic starter Posted : 22/09/2021 4:18 pm
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if the agreement will state there is equal day-to-day care of children between both parents, then there should be no child maintenance to pay.

Child maintenance services uses these overnight shared care bands:

The amount of child maintenance is reduced for each child who spends time with the paying parent.

If over the year your child is with the paying parent between:

  • 52 and 103 nights: child maintenance is reduced by 1/7th for each child
  • 104 and 155 nights: child maintenance is reduced by 2/7th for each child
  • 156 and 174 nights: child maintenance is reduced by 3/7th for each child
  • 175 nights or more nights: child maintenance is reduced by 50%, plus an extra £7 a week reduction for each child.

Posted : 22/09/2021 4:40 pm

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