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Child Support if my ex is a millionaire 6 years 1 week ago #30283

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I wanted to ask the following: My ex-partner (we never married), is a millionaire. She has a few million in the bank and loads of properties that she rents out, here and abroad. I am on about £32k per annum. Because I have asked for Shared residence, she has launched a war against me and is now claiming Child Support for our twins (7.5 years old). Will the court grant her that, considering her wealth and my salary?

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Re: Child Support if my ex is a millionaire 6 years 1 week ago #30285

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Hi there :)

Judges in Family Law cases do not consider maintenance issues, they will only deal with the contact/residence side of things. She can however claim child support through the CSA and they will take a percentage of your salary. They will do this regardless of her income, or your outgoings I'm afraid! shocking huh! :x

There is a sticky at the top of the Child Maintenance section called "How does the CSA calculate payments" it linkds to a CSA leaflet that will explain in more detail about how much they will expect you to pay. You can also google the CSA calculator and input your details, you will then be given a guideline amount that you should pay.

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Mum and Grandmother, supporting my son who has residency of his son.
I want to see a much fairer system in place, where Dads and their children have a voice that can be heard.
There are many groups of people that have equal rights within our society and its about time Dads were given equal rights too.
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Re: Child Support if my ex is a millionaire 5 years 11 months ago #31294

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Hey, sorry for the long delay. I had the court hearing and was up to my eyeballs.

Thanks for you reply. Shocking indeed. Her income is more than 10 times more than mine, but she can still claim, and she has. Does not make sense to me ... :boohoo:

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Re: Child Support if my ex is a millionaire 2 months 3 weeks ago #98123

I'm in the same boat. I don't mind paying to my kids directly now they're over 18, but this crippling monthly expenditure is nuts in such circumstances. Especially as the kids are away at boarding school and the ex is awya most weekends. How many people are in this situation. A numb one size fits all approach is ridiculous.

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Re: Child Support if my ex is a millionaire 2 months 3 weeks ago #98133

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It does seem so unfair, I personally believe that in this time of equality, both parents income should be taken account of... but I also think that if the resident parent obstructs overnight stays, the amount of maintenance should be reduced not increased!

That said there are plenty of non resident parents getting away with not paying, my own daughter is owed thousands, but her ex works cash in hand, just to avoid paying for his son!

When you have a system that works for millions, there will always be a percentage that are let down by that system, or treated unfairly by it.

I guess you’re on the home stretch, once your children are 20 your payments to her will finally stop.

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Re: Child Support if my ex is a millionaire 1 week 23 hours ago #99572

i guess the only way out of that one-sided system, is go to court to fight for 50/50 shared care. then if you get that, child maintenance payments are scrapped.

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Re: Child Support if my ex is a millionaire 1 week 2 hours ago #99584

You are contributing to the costs of looking after your children. The fact your Ex is loaded is irrelevant.

In my opinion the system is messed up for high earners paying maintenance, the more you earn the more you pay (this stops at £350,000). I can't understand why the cap isn't much much lower.

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Re: Child Support if my ex is a millionaire 6 days 21 hours ago #99595

yes some strange policies in place. even if your on benefits/at home dad, you have to pay £7 a week in maintenance lol

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