I have an income of abour £1400 a month and am paying £600 a month to my ex for two kids, although to be fair, they are 18 and 20 years, going into full time education.
I am agreeable to the idea of paying support whilst they are in education, but not to that degree. I have a pension of about 1130 a month, but at 57, with no qualifications, other work, save for the heavy manual variety,is hard to come by. By September of this year, only one child will remain at home, and by the same time the following year, neither child will be at home.
£600 amounts to 42 % of my income, and one child is constantly asking for money. I think those payments need to be reduced to aid me.