The ex is saying I owe her more cm money.
I earn 45k a year. We have 2 kids. I have a court order which states she has them 55% of time and I get them approx 45% , so it's very close to 50/50.
I roughly pay her about £80 a month but according to the calculator it says i owe her about £240 a month. She only has them 4 nights extra a month than me. So surely the calculator isn't correct based on my level of access?
If i opened a case do they use something different than the calculator seeingnas my access is close to 50 50..
if you open CMS case, then the figure they work out will be very similar to what the calculator generated. don't recommend opening case. they are a real pain to deal with. if you do open then in future you will be paying more if you get pay rise, bonus or do over-time.
If it isn't 50/50, then the calculation is based on your gross pay (I think it's 16% for 2 children) and then this is reduced by 1/7th for each 52 nights you have them to stay, so even though it's close to 50%, it's not quite there, so the CMS calculator is about right.