Hi all, just after some thoughts on this. Where there is a equal Shared Care Order (50/50) and where each parent is meeting the child’s day to day needs when they in their care and where this has been evidenced in detail to the CMS, should either parent still be responsible for payment? Despite all this evidence given to the CMS, they continue to harass me for payments! Payments for what exactly? It feels like gender discrimination and i’m not sure where to turn.
Anonymous – Looks like you may have missed the point with your ‘facts’ again – your cut and pasted blurb refers who can make an application, not who is entitled to CM. You’ll also find that where a child lives equally with both parents, and both can prove they equally meet the children’s day to day needs, then neither are regarded as a non resident parent and neither are liable. You might want to verse yourself upon the most up to date government legislation document rather than some random outdated website before citing your ‘facts’ …I hope that parents who pay CM who have exact and equal care become aware of this to help reduce such misguided and illformed views.
You have a view and are entitled to that Anonymous, I was trying to illustrate that there are no simple facts that are generalisable… I guess, this also illustrates the complexity of issues that arise in relation to CMS payments, especially when the situation is not straightforward… I doubt there is a simple and straightforward answer to my OP…the CMS have written to me saying that even they aren’t sure!!!