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    • Mumto2kids
    • By Mumto2kids 13th Nov 17, 9:30 AM
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    Marriage break up, kids involved
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    • 13th Nov 17, 9:30 AM
    Marriage break up, kids involved 13th Nov 17 at 9:30 AM
    Hi,

    My husband and I have split up last month. Nothing has been separated financially as yet. After Christmas this will be done.

    I've checked entitled to and I see I can claim tax credits to top up my wages however my husband is suggesting on his 2 days off per week he wants to stay at the family home with the kids and I stay with my family. This is because he is staying with family and the kids can't stay there with him. I think this will mean I can't claim tax credits. Am I thinking right?

    Thanks for any replies.
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    • Mumto2kids
    • By Mumto2kids 13th Nov 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 13th Nov 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 13th Nov 17, 9:38 AM
    Am posting in the tax credit forum instead. Thank you
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 13th Nov 17, 10:16 AM
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    • 13th Nov 17, 10:16 AM
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    • 13th Nov 17, 10:16 AM
    Not necessarily, BUT why move out at all?


    If things are reasonably amicable why not continue to live together?
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 13th Nov 17, 10:57 AM
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    • 13th Nov 17, 10:57 AM
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    • 13th Nov 17, 10:57 AM
    Not necessarily, BUT why move out at all?


    If things are reasonably amicable why not continue to live together?
    Originally posted by Comms69

    maybe they are amicable because they aren't both there?
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 13th Nov 17, 11:13 AM
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    • 13th Nov 17, 11:13 AM
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    • 13th Nov 17, 11:13 AM
    maybe they are amicable because they aren't both there?
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    Possibly, but that's why I asked the question?......
    • Sarastro
    • By Sarastro 27th Nov 17, 11:13 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 11:13 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 11:13 PM
    Husband needs to get himself somewhere where kids can stay.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 28th Nov 17, 9:56 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 9:56 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 9:56 AM
    Husband needs to get himself somewhere where kids can stay.
    Originally posted by Sarastro
    Because he has to move out?...
    • andydownes123
    • By andydownes123 28th Nov 17, 4:13 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 4:13 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 4:13 PM
    Hi,

    My husband and I have split up last month. Nothing has been separated financially as yet. After Christmas this will be done.

    I've checked entitled to and I see I can claim tax credits to top up my wages however my husband is suggesting on his 2 days off per week he wants to stay at the family home with the kids and I stay with my family. This is because he is staying with family and the kids can't stay there with him. I think this will mean I can't claim tax credits. Am I thinking right?

    Thanks for any replies.
    Originally posted by Mumto2kids
    He has every right to be there, however he can't force you to leave. Can you be amicable under one roof for the two days?
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 28th Nov 17, 4:23 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 4:23 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 4:23 PM
    I think her concern is if ex moves into their home for 2 night per week, then she could be reported for still living together as a couple and wouldn't be entitled to tax credits as a single person.
    • cr1mson
    • By cr1mson 28th Nov 17, 6:18 PM
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    Not sure how it works for finances but my friends who are divorced share both a home and a flat. The kids stay put in the house and they take turns to stay in the flat. An unusual set up but works well for them.
    • chesky
    • By chesky 29th Nov 17, 7:31 AM
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    You can keep separate households whilst living in the same house. Other than the obvious not sleeping together, you have to do separate shopping, laundry, food preparation and cooking and sharing utility bills.
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