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16 Nov 07 #6818 by adenuff
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hello. going thru the divorce process slowly. i have 2 sons. 1 is 18 and in full time work, the other is 16 and has just started a job taking home £185 per week. will i be liable for child support for either of them. its not that i wont pay, i just wondered how much. thanks

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16 Nov 07 #6821 by mike62
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Hiya adenuff - how's things?

18 yo is in full time employment, so no liability for you. Child support for 16 yo would be 15% of your nett income (after tax etc) That is reduced by 1/7 for every night that he stays regularly with you. So, for example, if he stayed every Friday and Saturday with you, it would be reduced by 2/7, or if he stayed alternate Fridays and Satudays, it would be reduced by 1/7.

Hope it helps.

Take care

Mike

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16 Nov 07 #6822 by adenuff
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thanks mate. not sure of living arrangements at moment. does child support end at 17?

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16 Nov 07 #6823 by mike62
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18, or 19 if in full time education

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16 Nov 07 #6825 by Specialdad
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call me cynical but i reckon support never ends even when your kids are in their 20s :S

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16 Nov 07 #6826 by mike62
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Agreed - it's a lifetime commitment

But your statutory obligations stop at 18

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16 Nov 07 #6835 by Mike789
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In a nut shell you will not be liable to pay child support if they are both in full time employment, even if the youngest is 16 You might wish to look at the Footprint free CSA Calculator at www.evidence-tracker.com it is the most advanced CSA calculator available on the web, and it free.

Mike

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