How much maintenance should I pay? Family Law

To calculate child maintenance your gross income (less any pension contributions), any benefits and the number of nights your child stays with you will all be taken into account.

A child maintenance calculator can help to estimate your child maintenance payments, but this is just an estimate to help you initiate negotiations with your ex-partner.

Child maintenance is just one aspect of co-parenting, you will also need to consider where your child will spend time, how holidays will be handled and decisions about practical things such as schooling. To ensure these arrangements are crystal clear, it is advisable to implement children arrangement and financial orders. To put these in place you will need the help of an experienced family lawyer.

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