Hi. I am negotiating child support and would like to know what amount will be required. My after tax income is Euro4,950 per month. I am supporting two other children and my mortgage outgoings alone are Eur 3,400 p.m. whilst my income is high my outgoings are also high and leave me with very little disposable income. I feel I can pay Euro340 p.m and expect this will meet 40 - 45% of the childs monthly costs. the mother earns a salary of circa Eur60k pa and has good disposable income and only this child to support.
Thanks for your response. One final clarification. In assessing means does a court look at savings in addition to income. I have about Eur 30,000 in savings which I keep as a fund to protect in the event of redundancy. It seems in certain welfare caluculations the first E20,000 is ignored with the remainder taken into consideration - does this logic extend to this child support situations?
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