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Child Maintenance - How much do I need to pay?

Andy
05.10.2022 12:33:24

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I live in the UK, I split from my wife back in November 2021 and I stayed living in the property until March 2022. In March, in order to makes things more bearable until the house sale goes though, I have moved out into my parents. We have 2 children aged 11 and 8. We have a 50/50 split of parental responsibility of the children, spending equal time with their mother as they do with me. Soon my house sale is going to complete and and I'm going to start divorce proceedings including getting a financial consent order. Since I left the matrimonial home, I have also paid her an amount in "Child Maintenance", which we used the "CSA" calculator to work out this number. Whilst I want to ensure that my kids have a roof over their head and are provided for, a few people have told that I don't legally have to pay anything to her as we both share that responsibility - if it's worth noting, she also gets 100% of the "Child Benefit" from the government which I don't see anything of anymore.

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