- 01/01/2019 at 2:59 pm #20892
Hello, first time poster, apologies if this has been discussed before.
Im divorced, and pay 180 per month for my 16 yo daughter, she stays with me 3 nights per week, and generally one night at a friends, 3 nights st her mums – this being (in her eyes) fair.
If my daughter moved in with me, but still stayed at her mums 3 nights, her mum would have to pay me c260 per month ( all per csa calculator), given her mum is paid more.
How does this make sense in that in effect, nothing will have changed. Im of the opinion that neither party should pay the other, apart from maybe split one off stuff like bus pass for college etc.
Mathematically, this means that the csa beieve ic cost between 360 – 520 per month for a 16 yo ! Really ? Just cant see its that expensive myself.
To me, the incremental cost of my daughter would be food, personal care stuff and clothes
Am i missing the point ?
Id be grateful for any comments, although im not looking to turn this into a rant against the csa, it is what it is, id just like to understand it
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