Average Child Maintenance In South Africa

What is Child Maintenance?


Child support is an ongoing, periodic payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of a child following the end of a marriage or other similar relationship.

Average Child Maintenance In South Africa

Paying parents must pay 12 percent of their gross weekly income for child maintenance if they have to care for a child.

In the case of two children, a paying parent’s gross weekly income should be divided by 16 percent in child maintenance payments.

What is the average amount for child maintenance in South Africa?

Final child maintenance amount:

The Paying parent would pay two thirds of the child’s expenses which equates to R 666 – 00 per month. And the custodian parent would thus cover the balance of R 334 – 00 per month.

What’s the average child maintenance per child?

On the basic rate, if you’re paying for: one child, you’ll pay 12% of your gross weekly income. two children, you’ll pay 16% of your gross weekly income. three or more children, you’ll pay 19% of your gross weekly income.

How does child maintenance get calculated in South Africa?

The general rule is that a child’s common share of the common expenses in the household is determined by allocating one-part per child and two-parts per adult or older child. Maintenance cannot be measured in monetary terms alone.

How much child maintenance should a father pay in South Africa?

How Much Maintenance Should A Father Pay For One Child? With one child, you pay 12% of your gross weekly income if you have one child.

The cost of two children is 16 percent of your gross weekly income. If you have three or more children, you’ll pay 19% of your gross monthly income as taxes.

Can a father refuse to pay maintenance?

A parent may not withhold payment of maintenance if he or she is not allowed by the other parent to exercise his/her right of access to a child.

The flip side of the coin is that a parent may not refuse the other parent access to a child when the latter does not contribute towards the maintenance of that child.

Do you have to pay maintenance if you have your child 50 50?

The law changed recently so that if there is 50:50 shared care the non-resident parent does not pay any child maintenance anymore if they can prove that they are doing an equal amount of the everyday care of the children.

How accurate is the child maintenance calculator?

Hi the calculator is fairly accurate. The CMS don’t take your living expenses into account, there are rare occasions for varying the amount but that’s for things like if you have to spend a lot on travelling to see your child for example.