Also the fact that redundancy is coming means the employment of the higher earning spouse comes to an end and the forms cannot be filled out with weekly/monthly income figures. So it's going to be harder to agree a child maintenance sum when the incomings are questionable.
I've advised that is better, but they don't want to. I'm just hoping I can help as it is confusing with this new wrinkle of redundancy and how that will all work. Just when you think it's all going to get sorted...
You might be better letting the couple themselves sort matters out between them. I've no doubt that you are only trying to help, but you don't know the answers yourself, and could potentially supply your friend with incorrect information which wouldn't help at all.
"the road to hell is paved with good intentions" and all that