My son has to live with me as he has no money (actually £35 per week) after paying his ex partner maintenance for 3 children and paying off debts incurred during their relationship, including paying to set her up in business. He has paid 25% of his income and now discovers from CSA it should be 16% and has to break this to her. I am dreading her reaction. We look after one child 3 nights per week and 2 children 2 nights a week with all of them 3 nights in school holidays and Bank Holidays. I have a pension and help to pay for school shoes, clothes, presents for parties, trips etc. She says he cannot see the children if he does not pay so I feel pressured to make their lives easier and I do not really begrudge this as I have looked after them since birth and I love them dearly. I have to add that she goes out drinking every weekend, buys new clothes for herself and goes on holiday abroad several times a year and we struggle to find free activities for the children at weekends. I know there are no answers to this situation (except winning the lottery!) but feel that I have to unload before I crack. Sorry folks!
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