Hello again,My son now has to have a cohabitation agreement set up with his partner. This is being undertaken by each of their solicitors. It seems unlikely that his partner will agree to any compromise aned is blaming the judge in the case as the instigator of her demands. I wonder? One of the items that has been considered should my son and his partner split up is payments for the children. He has been told that he would have to provide 15% of his own salary, net, for his own child and that his partner could claim 5% for each of her other children under 16 but that she would have to go to court to claim this. Is this correct? Also what exactly does 'net' mean does this mean after my son's living expenses have been paid from his salary? Would I, as a concerned parent and grandparent be able to write to the judge involved in this case? Many thanks in anticipation
Province/Country relating to question : Scotland uk
I have asked my solicitor if I have any rights as a grandmother to be told, 'no'!
Thank you for your question.Net means his take home pay. It has nothing to do with his living expenses. It is the law that a father pays child maintenance of about 15% of his take home earnings where there is one child.There is no automatic obligation on him to pay child support for her other children. If he enters into an agreement to maintain her children then she presumably would have to go to court but I am at a loss as to why he would agree to this to start with.You can write to the judge if you want. Not fully understanding what these proceedings are about I can't advise on what, if any, effect this would have.I hope this helps. Please leave a positive response so that I am credited for my time.
27 years as a practising solicitor.
Thank you again for your help
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