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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: UK Family Law
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Experience:  25 years experience of all aspects of family law
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The CSA scheme finishes this week and will move to cms

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The CSA scheme finishes for me this week and will move to cms unless a mutual agreement re payments is reached. I've offered £500 pm then £700, and now £750pm. My ex partner wants a minimum of £1,000. The cms calculation will work out at around £700 when I'm working, less when I'm not working.. In the last 6 years, I have paid £100k in total plus £30k rent plus £33k into a trust for the children. The relationship is very bitter and I feel my ex partner should also be contributing to cost of upbringing which she is reluctant to do. She is now threatening legal action.
I am confident I'm trying to be reasonable but I do have £50k savings which is earmarked for a house for me (currently living with new partner).
Should I be concerned about threatened court action especially as I have £50k savings?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Family Law
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was never married to my ex partner. She lives in a 5 bedroom house with her new partner of 5 years and has two young children with her partner, as well as joint custody of my two children who live with her.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What was your gross income from all sources last year?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Annual gross income up to May 2014 = £150.000. Zero income from June 2014 to 12th March 2015 as did not work. Annual gross income from 12th March 2015 ongoing expected to be £60,000.Please note: since 12th March 2015, I have been sole director of my limited company. I pay myself an annual salary of £7800 gross and gross dividends of around £52,000, hence the above £60,000 annual gross figure. The remainder of invoiced sales remains in the company account and will most likely be paid into my personal SIPP pension.Steve