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Can’t afford child maintenance due to corona

  • Mr Smiley
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4 months 1 week ago #511935 by Mr Smiley
Hello all
I have a consent order which includes child maintenance payments for my child who is now 18.
Due to corona my working hrs are now less, therefore my pay is much less.
Am I entitled to pay less according to my reduced salary and how do I go about reducing the payments?
We are not on speaking terms btw.

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3 months 1 week ago #512205 by Otter71
Does the consent order specify a child age at which it stops? Normally when the child reaches 18 the child maintenance stops (as they are no longer a child) but I appreciate sometimes they go older.
How long has the consent order been in place? Normally child maintenance can be varied after a year. Maybe worth looking at CMS based on your current income though.

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