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My ex wife is threatening to take me to the CSA for even more money which she feels she is owed. Since our separation two years ago I have my 3 children with me between 6 and 14 nights per month. Not because I have to, but because I enjoy spending time with them as their father.
I have also always paid what I consider to be over and above the expected level of maintenance for both the children and her!
...pay maintenance in line with the CSA formula
My divorce settlement advised that I should pay maintenance in line with the CSA formula, I say thankfully because this takes into account the number of nights I have my children along with my responsibility for my partner's son. This amount is much less than I have been paying but I actually haven't reduced the payments yet.
Amazingly though my ex wife has now come to me and said that she wants some of the bonus I have been recently been paid, this is despite the fact that for the last two years I have been overpaying her!
Does anyone know if my previous overpayments can be counted as her share of the bonus or do I have to give her yet more money because the bonus is new? Surely if I hadn't been paying maintenance she would have been entitled to come after me for arrears, so can I do the same?
I have told her to get the CSA involved as I feel that surely my overpayments will be taken into account, but of course I am worried that I will be even worse off. Also, as I buy the children clothes, holidays, toys and each has a fully equipped bedroom at my house for them is any of this taken into account?