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Child Maintenance

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24 May 12 #332780 by autumn9
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Am in need of a little paragraph to include in a letter to ex regarding child maintenance and what it is intended for. My ex seems to think his contribution is to buy ''clothes'' only. Thanks

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24 May 12 #332781 by sexysadie
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child maintenance is a contribution to all the things needed to support the child. This includes: housing costs such as mortgage or rent; heating; lighting; food; clothing; shoes; schooling costs; entertainment; outings; extracurricular activities; childcare; transport.

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Sadie

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24 May 12 #332784 by Fiona
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child maintenance is a contribution to all the cost of raising a child;

food
clothing
utilities
housing
transport
toiletries
cleaning materials
extra curricular activities
equipment
phone calls
replacing bedding, towels, furniture
wear and tear, decorating
damages (one of ours sat on his teacher''s cello worth £13k!)
stationery
reading materials
toys
school trips
etc etc

Before the CSA the way child maintenance was calculated was to divide household expenditure by the number of people living there.

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