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10 Dec 07 #8720 by Solitaire
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When child maintainence figures are calculated, and the non-resident parent who will be making the payments has married again (but with no children arising from that union!), is the new spouse's income taken into account because, surely, it has become the non-resident parents joint income through marriage. Confused? Well - my ex-husband(very well off and highly paid pilot) has calculated that he has to pay me 25% of his net income BUT that his new wife's equally hefty monthly income is absolutely nothing to do with our children, despite the fact that their wages are paid into a joint account and he, therefore, has full access to that extra money each month. Surely, this then becomes a part of his net monthly income? I am so confused and the advice from the CSA has been about as helpful as a chocolate fireguard. Can anyone help?

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10 Dec 07 #8722 by Monitor441
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He is correct. The children are his and your responsibility only with regard to child maintenance.

The CSA website and the calculator should give you a rough idea of how much you should be getting

The only time his new wife's income is taken into consideration is in the calculation of spousal maintenance, where he has less requirement for all his income as he is sharing his costs


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10 Dec 07 #8748 by Mike789
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You might also wont to try the Free CSA Calculator at www.evidence-tracker.com


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21 Jan 09 #80646 by hengist
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Note that - under the Old System where Deaprtures can be applied for - either parent can ask for the other's spouse's income to be taken into account - and it will be.

Trust me. It just happened to me, was granted, and I got hit with a large amount of arrears into the bargain because it was backdated.


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21 Jan 09 #80676 by Angel557
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Indeed that was the case on CSA 1 cases before march 03, any case started after March 03 went straight on to the new system CSA 2 were it was a straight % of the NRP net income.

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