Kids don't stay overnight
Good evening, hoping some one can shed some light on my situation.
I currently have my three children 2 days a week, i collect them at 8 o'clock in the mornings and return them back to there mothers at 7 o'clock. I did used to have the children stay over in my previous property but the landlord upped the rent and I wasn't able to stay there so have had to down size and am unable to have the children stay the night.
This change was told to CMS and it's been calculated on them not staying any night which is true, my argument is that I'm paying the same as a father who doesn't see his children at all. When they are with me they are kept warm, washed, fed, everything that would be done. They go home in the pyjamas after dinner and a bath, would CMS take any of this into account or do they purely work on the nights stay on there calculation?
I've tried explaining this to my ex partner that I'm paying the same as a father who doesn't see his kids but she's not interested and just expects the money they say.
Yes CMS go by overnights, where your maintenance is reduced if kids stay x number of nights a week.
There are also some expenses you can claim if your entitled to them: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/other-financial-commitments-child-maintenance-cases#:~:text=These%20are%20called%2 0'special%20expenses,or%20a%20long%2Dterm%20illness
Yes, of course everything is well written here and according to the law! More information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-we-work-out-child-maintenance/how-we-work-out-child-maintenance. But in fact, quite different actions often occur!