My husband and I both have 2children each from previous marriages. I earn more than my husband and he may lose his job in the near future.. My ex pays maintenance for our children. My husband pays mainteenance for his 2children. If he loses his job, what happens to the amount of mainteenance that he currently pays? Do we still have to pay the same amount because I am earning?
No, his children, his responsibility. The CSA would only assess his income for child maintenance purposes. However, appreciating the drop in income into his former wife''s home and the potential impact this may have on the children concerned, if you are able to offer some interim maintenance, this may help smooth over rough waters if his ex is unhappy. She needs to accept, however, that ultimately it''s not your responsibility to support his children.