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    I pay my sons Mum £200 a month, correct amount as per my wage.

    Does anybody know what the situation is if we are all put on lockdown? I do not get full pay if I don’t work, I’d be on the brilliant £90 odd a week or whatever the main man decides is a good buffer (£1000 a month has been mentioned). Would I still need to pay her £200?

    She’s a nurse living at home with her parents. She’d still be working and has no bills to pay. Surely there’s some way I can avoid giving her such a sum that will no doubt leave us skint.

    Any advice appreciated.


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    Maybe ring the child maintenance agency for advice?

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    Have you tried taking to your ex. These are exceptional times, she as a nurse will be very aware of that.

    Her bills, or lack of them are not your concern, but if you don’t have money coming in, you can’t pay so much.

    Wait until you know what you will be paid and suggest you pay the same %. Returning to normal payments when this is all over. See what she says.

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    Paula1973 – I’ll have to do this, thank you.


    Katymumofone – In an ideal world, I’d be able to talk to her and her be reasonable. Unfortunately, she is not of that mentality. I have told her the situation and said I may have to pay her LESS, not not pay her. Her response was that she would go to CSA to enforce I pay her the full amount.

    I’ll ring CSA. Thanks for the advice.

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    I’ve had a phone call today saying my daughters Dad isn’t paying any maintenance to me due to not working as in lockdown. Anyone know how this works and if the government helps with this?

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    My workplace was shut down today, the government pay 80% of wages in that situation. Unless he’s self-employed, I’d say he should still be paying but only 80% of what he usually pays…

    There’s loads online after the announcements made today, have a browse.

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