Ex Wife Has Gone To CMS
in Child Support
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So my ex wife and I have had an agreement on maintenance based on me earning £50k as I had in previous jobs pre covid. Basically me having the kids less than 104 nights gave her £652 and more than 104 was £573. We agreed I’d give her £600pm. On top of this I pay mobile phones, iPads, Xbox live, buy the kids clothes and also give them money for activities with friends etc (so far this year I’ve given them over £600).
During covid my income dropped to below £30k but I still paid her £600 as agreed. Now I’m self employed and have been for the last year. Business has been ok, full of ups and downs obviously and from January to March this year it had been great but the last month has been horrendous.
Today she’s told me that she thinks I’m earning more so she’s gone to CMS (This stems from a recent disagreement we’ve had about childcare). Now I’m due to pay her £600 tomorrow. Do I still pay? My gross income last year is circa £35k before allowable expenses so I estimate it will actually be around £28k. I’ll have to get an accountant to look at it for me now given the CMS situation.
Should I pay her £600 tomorrow or wait for CMS? My cousin who’s been in a similar situation advises that I put the £600 into a separate bank account and leave it untouched until CMS tell me what to pay and to them transfer that amount to her directly.
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