Looking for a wider audience as a carry on from the "Splitting up - What will she get" thread in the Law forum. http://www.blbsolicitors.com/news.aspx?nid=299 The above link traverses to a website giving the new "GROSS" percentages for Child Maintenance to come into effect in the next couple of years. At present I pay my Ex Â£112 per week for 2 children, not an issue, but looking at the above link, there will be a huge diffence in the lower and higher brackets. There are two brackets, Â£800 and below, and Â£800 and above. After doing a few sums (amazing I know, but I'm armed with calculator), I came up with the following, anyone care to refute my adding up. A guy with 2 kids, earning Â£800 per week, will fork out 16% of his gross income, approx Â£6656 per year, or Â£128 per week, however a guy earning Â£1 a week more, Â£801, will only pay 12% of his gross income, approx Â£4998 per year, or Â£96.11 per week, 25% less, for 0.125% more money! Mine will go up to just over Â£119 per week. Thoughts please Ladies and Gentlemen.