Hi Everyone I know its been a while again, but I really am on the final part my divorce.. This months fun is Financial Remedy Order... We have agreed the financial split, very simple, clean break order, however I have been trumped again. My STBX is requesting a few lines added to the Order, specifically that CSA be set at a minimum of £512 PM regardless of circumstance. If the CSA calculate less then I still have to pay £512, if they calculate more that's fine. Currently the CSA is worked out on me never having my children over night so 0 nights. However I actually have them 118 nights average per year, and have a court order which stipulates a minimum of 66 Nights per year. I have not changed the payments to this point, because I wanted the divorce done and finalised before I attempted to make any other changes. (Fearing backlash) I should be paying either £370 or £440... well £370 based on nights. SO how can I reduce the CSA and not upset the STBX so she takes my pension and home?
For new CSA claims it can cost both parties. And the government take is going forward all claims will be dealt in that way. The aim is for parents to agree something reasonable. So like Pixy says, check the current rules out with advice from the forum.
Don't get conned on no overnights when you clearly do more than currently stipulated.
If you do more, the cots need to reduce.
Lots of (((((hugs))))) and wishes to keep you going!!
Check it out - probably better onthe forum than here - but I think child maintenance specified in the consent order is only valid for a year and can then go to CSA(or whatever they call themselves now) rates. If that's true, it's maybe a bit underhand but worth calculating the cost of the extra for a year versus the disruption and cost of fighting now.