CSA - Question
New here and wondering if anyone has any advice / support.
I have a Daughter with my Ex partner and we separated 8/9 years ago, and I have 2 kids with my current partner. I am paying through CSA for my daughter with my EX and with my current 2 in the household reductions etc., but now my current partner has decided to up and leave within the last few weeks and she is demanding the same amount I pay for my daughter with me ex for the 2 I've had with with her so 2x£xxx.
Wondering if anyone could give me any advice.
As far as I recall with original CSA (and not sure if it carried through to CMS), the maximum you could pay was 25% of net income, so in your case, each mother would get 12.5%. If the CMS has the same rules, you would have to pay 20% of gross, split between the two mothers which means that you would be paying the same to both, but they would both be getting less than you first ex has been getting until now.
What happens if the paying parent has to pay child maintenance to more than one receiving parent?
In this situation, the total amount of child maintenance the paying parent must pay is shared between the receiving parents. The amount each receiving parent gets depends on the number of children they receive child maintenance for.
For example, paying parent Matthew must pay £60 a week in child maintenance and has three children for whom he pays child maintenance. Two of the children live with receiving parent Alison and the other child lives with receiving parent Kathryn.
This means that Alison receives two-thirds of Matthew’s weekly child maintenance total (£40), and Kathryn gets one third (£20).
Thank you very much, I knew a percentage of my wage was allocated for csa, but didn’t know how much the split would be!
Might have to give the csa a ring to see how much the change would be.