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Number of nights I care for my kids

 
Brotherskid
(@brotherskid)
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Hi

ive been divorced for 2 years and paying maintenance for my 2 kids - I monitor the number of nights I have my kids as myself and my ex are flexible with our arrangements. 

Using a rolling year with the current planned nights, I can see if I take November 21 to October 22 I will have had the kids for 158 nights in that rolling year. Is that grounds to drop the maintenance by 3/7 at the end of October or do I have to wait to the end of December? 

Your thoughts appreciated! 

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Topic starter Posted : 28/05/2022 12:02 am
Bill337
(@bill337)
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Hi you could use these shared care bands for child maintenance as a guide:

 

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.

https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en/family-and-care/divorce-and-separation/how-much-child-maintenance-should-i-pay#text=There%20are%20different%2 0'bands'%20which,1%2F7th%20for%20each%20chi

Also can use the CMS calculator:

https://www.gov.uk/calculate-child-maintenance

This post was modified 1 month ago by Bill337
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Posted : 28/05/2022 2:33 pm
Brotherskid
(@brotherskid)
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@bill337 Thanks for your reply Bill - I guess my question is ‘is there a set year eg jan 1st to Dec 31st? Or can I choose any dates to start/finish as long as it’s a year in total? Thanks

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Topic starter Posted : 29/05/2022 11:34 pm
Bill337
(@bill337)
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Hi,

As it's a private arrangement you could both decide on this, stick with Jan-dec as its more straight forward 

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Posted : 30/05/2022 2:43 pm
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