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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..

Topic starter Posted : 13/09/2022 9:11 am
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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.

Posted : 13/09/2022 1:58 pm
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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.

Posted : 16/09/2022 2:15 pm

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