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How Many Fathers Don't Pay Child Support?

By: Chris Nickson - Updated: 24 Apr 2018 | comments*Discuss
 
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In 2007, the Liberal Democrats revealed that the Child Support Agency (CSA) had failed to collect maintenance in 34% of cases where one parent owed money. That figure was 4% higher than it had been in 2006, meaning more parents (and figures aren’t separated for men and women) weren’t paying their child support.

In fact, in 2006, the Agency had a backlog of some 330,000 cases and over £3 billion in unrecovered debt. That’s a lot of unpaid maintenance, and a lot of people walking away scot free. By late 2008, the CSA calculated the figure of those not paying to be 31% – that’s still over 172,000 cases.

How Did It Happen?

Much of the problem actually lies not with the parents – most of whom are men – but with the CSA itself. Since its establishment it had undergone problems, which were worsened by the installation of a new computer system that was supposed to speed up the process, but ended up causing chaos.

That’s not to say the CSA has been completely ineffective. In 2006/7, it prosecuted 485 people for non-payment of maintenance, and took the controversial step of naming and shaming on their website another 40 whom they’d taken to court for providing false information or no information at all. They added details of the proceedings in court and the sentences received by the guilty, all of whom were men.

Who Owes Money?

Among that large backlog of cases – which has been reduced, and the CSA estimates it can recover almost £2 billion of the money owed – are all kinds of people. There are professionals, labourers, those who earn a lot of money and those scraping by on benefits. There are some, like prisoners, who simply can’t pay, some who won’t pay because of disputes with their ex or over paternity, and those who are waiting to have their cases adjudicated. In Northern Ireland, the figure owed by absent parents is £3.6 million, and a stunning £41 million in South Yorkshire.

In other words, there’s no set demographic to those who owe, and they’re actually not all the deadbeat dads the tabloids claim. Many will pay, but there are also those who will have to be taken to court.

What Happens to Those Who Don’t Pay?

If a non-resident parent doesn’t Pay Child Maintenance, and the resident parent uses the CSA’s collection service, the Agency will contact the debtor to try to arrange payment, including arrears. It can access information from HM Revenue & Customs to try to track people down.

Where they can’t reach an agreement with the person who owes money, they can impose late payment penalties (up to 25% of the amount owing) and arrange to have the money garnished from wages as a deduction from earnings.

In some instances, they will take the person to court, although this is generally a last resort. The first thing they’ll do is obtain a liability order, and even then payment arrangements can still be made. In 2007/8, over 19,000 liability orders were obtained in England and Wales.

Where the CSA does obtain a judgement, there are a number of possibilities open to them, including the seizure of goods and disqualification from driving, which could affect employment. The guilty would also owe court costs. In total, 35 people were imprisoned in 2007/8 and another 400 got suspended sentences.

How the CSA is Changing

Although it won’t have any effect on penalties, the CSA was taken over by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission in November 2008. It’s worth noting that the collection of child support is becoming more effective. The CSA collected £1.1 billion in the year ending September 2008, benefiting over 750,000 children.

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Hi Guys, Just after some advice before I contact the CSA.. I lost touch with my two kids for a number of years, when I finally found them, their mother started a case with the CSA. All good, I had a visit from a guy who took copies of two payslips and a payment scheme was set up. The problem back then was that the payslips were taken over a time when I had the chance to work overtime (probably the one time I had earned a decent wage). They set up a deduction from my wages because of what they said I owed in back payments, again taken from two current wage slips, this was too much and I ended up loosing my job and moving out my flat.. Fast forward to present day and over the last four years I have managed to get myself trained and am now in a resonally well payed job. The kids are both now in their 20’s and I’m still paying an agreed amount with their mother to cover the arrears. Sorry about the long back story, my issue is the original backdated amount was wrong, I don’t mind paying back what I’m due but I’d like it to be fair... Once this is payed I can give the kids the money directly each month so the sooner I can pay this debt the better. My question is if I contact the CSA now and ask for a re-assessment will this be done on my current wage or can this be done on the actual time period when the kids were away. During this time I’d put myself through university and worked mostly part time, so obviously the debt would be minimal, also I had another child who hasn’t been taken into consideration, also if they re-assessed me on now on my current wages it would probably work out I’ll owe more! What do you think my options are?
MarkyH - 24-Apr-18 @ 9:18 AM
Pinkkay26 - Your Question:
HiI need advice at the end of my tether with the CMS. My ex was in the forces has not seen my child since he was 3 (he is now 16) and his choice not mine. I made the switch from CSA in November as we were told was a better service. We have not received a single payment since the switch CSA battled for a long time to get the deductions of earnings order and this was never reviewed I didn't want to rock the boat and was happy with the £300 per month for my child. Since we went to CMS they upped the payments and told me that they had to give my ex a chance to pay which surprise, surprise he didn't just ignored all letters etc. Now the CMS have said nothing they can do because my ex has now left the forces and they can't trace him through HMRC. So now have to go to the enforcement team its been with them over 2 months now still no further forward. I feel I am banging my head against a brick wall and to make matters worse they send me letters constantly about missed payments and that they are looking into it. (its like rubbing my nose in it, that this is what you should have had)Just don't seem in a rush me and my child are struggling just does not seem fair. Has anyone been through the enforcement process and been successful? The arrears are in the 2k area now I just want some light at the end of the tunnel I am sick of battling or do I just try with my wages and doing all the overtime and cutting back to get us through each month and just forget about it. I'm exhausted mentally and physically the stress is it really worth it after 14years since the relationship breakdown still controlling how we live is crazy.

Our Response:
This is nothing to do with CMS, it is more to do with the fact your children's father has left the forces and is not traceable. CMS relies upon HMRC to give information on tax paid, so it can collect payment. As child maintenance is based upon earnings/income, if your ex is no longer registered to pay tax and is not earning or paying tax via HMRC, then money cannot be collected. CMS can attempt to collect the arrears once your ex has been traced. However, is someone doesn't want to be found, there are many routes they can take i.e leaving the country. CMS will attempt to trace the father, but it's not necessarily easy if the father is doing his best not to be found.
SeparatedDads - 13-Mar-18 @ 2:15 PM
Hi I need advice at the end of my tether with the CMS. My ex was in the forces has not seen my child since he was 3 (he is now 16) and his choice not mine. I made the switch from CSA in November as we were told was a better service. We have not received a single payment since the switch CSA battled for a long time to get the deductions of earnings order and this was never reviewed I didn't want to rock the boat and was happy with the £300 per month for my child. Since we went to CMS they upped the payments and told me that they had to give my ex a chance to pay which surprise, surprise he didn't just ignored all letters etc. Now the CMS have said nothing they can do because my ex has now left the forces and they can't trace him through HMRC. So now have to go to the enforcement team its been with them over 2 months now still no further forward. I feel I am banging my head against a brick wall and to make matters worse they send me letters constantly about missed payments and that they are looking into it. (its like rubbing my nose in it, that this is what you should have had)Just don't seem in a rush me and my child are struggling just does not seem fair. Has anyone been through the enforcement process and been successful? The arrears are in the 2k area now I just want some light at the end of the tunnel I am sick of battling or do I just try with my wages and doing all the overtime and cutting back to get us through each month and just forget about it. I'm exhausted mentally and physically the stress is it really worth it after 14years since the relationship breakdown still controlling how we live is crazy.
Pinkkay26 - 12-Mar-18 @ 12:59 PM
@honey .i don’t have a ex that promotes contract all she wants is my money so her and her lover can (eat expansive dinner go out nice place on my money ).why my daughter staves to death living on rice bubbles for breakfast lunch and tea .mothers like her ought to be ashamed of them selfs .im just battler snugging to make ends meat because I have to pay for her and her lover and never see my child .its a sad world for as men.
Chris - 1-Mar-18 @ 2:49 AM
I have been a single parent to my child for 12 years I left my ex when she was one years old due to domestic violence him being the perpetrator. There is a contact order in place so that he can see my child monthly but he has seen her approximately once or twice a year. I always make my child available for contact but he continually lets our child down. I know it’s a separate issue from maintenance but some men use contact as an excuse for not paying so I’m just making the point that I promote contact despite not being given maintenance. I am educated, I have a degree and masters i work full time and overtime - approximately 45 hours a week just to cover basic living costs. I am forced to spend longer hours working to make up for unpaid maintenance which means that I am less available for my child. I have reported to csa but not had a penny and they have asked me for a fee to reinvestigate circumstances - which although is a small fee it’s ridiculous. I no longer contact ex to ask for maintenance firstly as it clearly makes no difference as he does not pay and secondly I actually think he enjoyed the control of me asking him for something. When I did ask him he would say that I would spend this on myself. Csa have calculated that I would get 40 per week if he paid - how could this not be spent on the child?this would cover school bus pass, dinner money and weekly pocket money only. The ex has a job so why do so many get away with not paying. Csa have not progressed with any action for the last 12 years. What I resent the most is having to work more than full time, being away from my child for longer hours, not being home for my child after school. Parents that don’t pay ought to be ashamed of themselves. Despite all this I feel blessed as I watch my child grow everyday.
Honey - 1-Mar-18 @ 12:06 AM
Hi, isn't it deplorable that so many men think it's their right not to pay for their child and leave the women with the burden of earning their living whilst single handedly raising the kids. Whilst they still have "rights" to play dad once or twice a week, meanwhile slagging off the mum if they dare to make plans. Something needs to be done about this. Why won't anyone act on our behalf? This is sickening. I know there are great guys out there who provide etc and if you are one of them, good on you ! real men are hard to find. The others, hang your heads in shame
HS2 - 24-Feb-18 @ 11:19 AM
My son’s father has completely disappeared and I have no idea where in the world he is. Surely there has to be some better way of tracking these men, such as by their passport (if they have one) and then REMO can contact the country they are in to try and get the money back that way??
Worried Mum - 19-Feb-18 @ 10:54 AM
Herby2017 - Your Question:
Hi,I pay the full amount of child support that is suggested by the CMA, my darling ex wife has recently stopped sending clothes with them when I have them on a fortnightly basis.Should she not be supplying theseI had to battle through court for 18 months because of false allegations she made which all had to be debunked so this seems really petty.I am trying to got through mediation to have more time with the children as I believe making contact as more of a normality will be best for them.Thanks

Our Response:
Your ex is under no obligation to supply clothes for your children when they come to stay with you. Most non-resident parents have a separate clothes and belongings that cross both houses. Child maintenance is paid to help support your child's day-to-day needs.
SeparatedDads - 16-Feb-18 @ 10:48 AM
Hi, I pay the full amount of child support that is suggested by the CMA, my darling ex wife has recently stopped sending clothes with them when I have them on a fortnightly basis. Should she not be supplying these I had to battle through court for 18 months because of false allegations she made which all had to be debunked so this seems really petty. I am trying to got through mediation to have more time with the children as I believe making contact as more of a normality will be best for them. Thanks
Herby2017 - 15-Feb-18 @ 12:55 PM
Suzi - Your Question:
Do I have any chance of getting a child support from ex-husband who is basically homeless? He lives in a caravan and has no regular job. No big assets. At the time of working he paid only £80/month for a few months. Can he be in trouble for that in future?

Our Response:
Child maintenance is based upon earnings and tax paid via HMRC. If your ex is not earning, then he will not be deemed to be responsible for paying child maintenance.
SeparatedDads - 2-Feb-18 @ 2:48 PM
Do I have any chance of getting a child support from ex-husband who is basically homeless? He lives in a caravan and has no regular job. No big assets. At the time of working he paid only £80/month for a few months. Can he be in trouble for that in future?
Suzi - 31-Jan-18 @ 11:45 AM
My ex hasn’t paid a penny in child maintenance since 2011. Our child is 9 years old - so the majority of the child’s life. We went to Court in 2010 and agreed an order of £500/month. But he has defaulted since 2011. He then took the matter to the CSA who wrote to me to say they were reducing the court agreed sum to Nil. I left the matter alone for some years because I knew they battle was going to be extremely difficult. I then returned to the CSA around 2015 and never got anything. Now the case is transferred to the CMS and they have ordered £1/day maintenance and have not been able to collect anything. The ex opens companies regularly and then shuts them down soon after. 10 companies in the last 5 years. His self assessments are 3 years late so the CSA and HMRC have no figures to work with. His assets, I believe, even the tenancy to his home, are all put through his companies. Is this a complete dead end? The level of sacrifice I make (Willingly) is still unfair and hurts. He is happy to see the child anytime but never to put his hand in his pocket. I never received anything through our divorce settlement and turned down the judges offer of his pension and spousal maintenance. I say this so that no one cynical feels I’m not giving the bigger picture or taking facts out of context. Any advice would be greatfully received.
Pineapple - 30-Jan-18 @ 10:54 PM
Hi looking for advice my partner has a 19 year old son who has autism and is at college learning life skills, his ex went to the csa at the start of this year of course my partner refused to pay. The consequences was he had his savings account frozen and the csa took what was owed, he received a letter from the Sheriff court today I’m worried about what happens next. I have tried to tell him that our belongings can get took he could lose his van or worse case prison. He’s listened to others who told him not to have any contact with the csa, then there won’t be a case to answer. His son is receiving adult disability money from the social so why do he have to pay maintenance
Kez - 18-Dec-17 @ 7:32 PM
@Mud - I can't quite see your logic here. I'm not sure why your ex's threat to quit work is an issue if you are not receiving anything from him anyway. This is effectively bribery, which you should ignore. If he is earning and paying tax through HMRC, then you are entitled to make a claim through CMS. If your ex gives up work, then you have lost nothing (as you had nothing in the first place). If your ex gives up work, he will not receive benefits, so unless he has plenty of capital to live on he too has to manage somehow. It sounds more of an idle threat. I would be tempted to call his bluff.
OllieVG - 12-Dec-17 @ 12:11 PM
It's a fab system isn't it? One where it does nothing but make make parents aware it takes 2 to make kids. I'm actually facing a battle. My income working and tax credits are around £1,300 per month. I pay everything for 3 children and that's after £650 rent so we have £650 to get by on. However, my ex has £1600 coming in, after £450 rent is £1150. Refuses to pay any maintenence and says he can't afford £200 per month. He says he has bills to pay. He invites friends to his home showing off fancy items, ornaments, household goods. We can barely afford wallpaper because the financial responsibility is thrown at myself. He has now threatened to quit work if he has to pay maintenence. I go without to feed and clothe my children and have done so for 9 years. What can be done about this threat? Nothing! I just hope to god one day my children will see who their father really is. Another one who avoids the living costs of the children he helped make.
Mud - 11-Dec-17 @ 4:36 AM
Working dad - Your Question:
Agreed. I paid £500 per month for my child and was constantly told it was insufficient whilst she went out drinking every night. Then my ex loses custody and access to child and I take my child in and look after them properly. Now she hasn’t made a single payment in 11 months and csa are doing nothing other than sending me letters saying that they cannot collect and will keep me updated.

Our Response:
Much depends upon your ex's circumstances, whether she working or whether she is self-employed (which is always tricky as much depends upon how much your ex declares to HMRC). If you feel you are being treated unfairly, then you can complain, please see link here .
SeparatedDads - 21-Nov-17 @ 11:03 AM
Agreed. I paid £500 per month for my child and was constantly told it was insufficient whilst she went out drinking every night. Then my ex loses custody and access to child and I take my child in and look after them properly. Now she hasn’t made a single payment in 11 months and csa are doing nothing other than sending me letters saying that they cannot collect and will keep me updated.
Working dad - 20-Nov-17 @ 4:06 PM
Hahha amazing reading all these women squirming over payments, clearly in need of extra cash for there own benefits while the child gets a small proportion of it.... if the situation was on the other foot and they were the NONE payer they would do exactly the same!!! We are human and that’s how we work, it’s not a fair system for men, and women always get the good end of the stick, crap system and should be scrapped
Ms Con Artist - 10-Nov-17 @ 9:46 PM
I suggest we start a name and shame showing the names of fathers who don't pay (or are lying about income) ......and show what they pay/how many childrenthey dot pay for/their personal lifestyle
Bethy - 8-Nov-17 @ 7:27 PM
Char91 - Your Question:
I have a 6 year old son, but am no longer with the father. He is obviously supposed to be paying me maintenance. Only today he has decided he isnt going to pay me the money anymore but start sending £200's worth of clothes to my house every month!!! This quite clearly isnt practical nor sensible, seen as its to cover things like gas, electric, everyday living costs. He thinks that he should have a say in how I spend the maintenance, although he knows that I spend it solely on him and anything left over in a month goes into an account for him. My question is can he do this? I thought the maintenance was to be paid in money?

Our Response:
Child maintenance is for the day-to-day care of your child/children, as you say to help towards the likes of; utility bills and everyday living costs. If you are involved in a family-based child maintenance arrangement and your ex is not complying with the rules, then CMS can arrange your child maintenance on your behalf, please see link here.
SeparatedDads - 7-Nov-17 @ 10:00 AM
I have a 6 year old son, but am no longer with the father. He is obviously supposed to be paying me maintenance. Only today he has decided he isnt going to pay me the money anymore but start sending £200's worth of clothes to my house every month!!! This quite clearly isnt practical nor sensible, seen as its to cover things like gas, electric, everyday living costs. He thinks that he should have a say in how i spend the maintenance, although he knows that i spend it solely on him and anything left over in a month goes into an account for him. My question is can he do this? I thought the maintenance was to be paid in money?
Char91 - 6-Nov-17 @ 4:34 PM
Going back twenty plus years I paid child support for two children for five years and never missed a payment, this was arranged through the courts . A couple of years later I had another child and the mother left with the child when he was two , now the CSA got involved and demanded payments for the child that I could not make , the CSA also refused to acknowledge my payments for my other children because that was made through the courts . To cut a long story short I went to the USA and drifted for two years before I settled down , I never heard from the court or CSA again . The youngest child is now 22and I have regular contact with my two oldest children and I want to come to the U.K to see them while I still can because my health is going downhill fast . Will I be in any trouble when I get to the U.K. or will I be arrested?
Jack - 13-Sep-17 @ 12:38 PM
@Jessica - but every parent is different. Do you think if a father has no job and cannot earn a living (for whatever reason), that he should have to pay to see his child? What about someone who is homeless or disabled, or can't get a job after redundancy? The reason child maintenance payments are not linked to child access is for various reasons, one of the reasons being that some mothers (and fathers) use the child then as a bartering tool. 'Unless you pay for you can't see the child'. Do you think this is good for the child? The child then becomes a tool for blackmail. There are two sides to every story. Yes, there are NRPs that try to avoid paying child maintenance and they should be made to pay where the CMS can make them, this is their job. But there are also people who can't pay to support their child and the child should not be punished if and where the father can't pay.
Phil81 - 5-Sep-17 @ 3:06 PM
The problem lies with the non resident parent (usually the man). They don't believe they should have to pay but still think they are entitled to having as much contact as the court gave them. Contact and maintenance is not linked but it should be. The courts need to support each case differently rather than a blanket over all child welfare cases, which in my experience supports the non contributing man. He is able to get away with not paying where if I stop contact I will be the one who gets in trouble. CSA have no power as there is a court order. Social has no power as there is a court order. I have no power as there is a court order. He has all the power and I am left in a controlling abusive situation and I can't do anything about it. Fathers who don't contribute to their children's lives should not be allowed to be part of it. Taking them on holiday and buying them what ever they like does not count as maintenance. Websites like this only add fuel to their already deluded minds.
Jessica - 5-Sep-17 @ 10:52 AM
Called 5 weeks ago and had to call back today to find out whats happening,haven't received a welcome pack or any correspondence whatsoever. I as the parent looking after my child feel your organisation isn't on my side but is on the side of my ex partner who is clearly avoiding his responsibility. You should be keeping the resident parent up to date on whats going on. Im currently struggling to get by meanwhile he is just getting away with it!I asked what the next step was only to be spoken to like its none of my business. Im sure this is about my childs welfare so therefore its very much my business. Absolutely furious and have lost all faith in this system.
mo - 3-Jul-17 @ 11:45 AM
Stop the abusive on kids and fathers and take into count on how the fathers have to survive equal rights, think off what you put the fathers though ( yes a few women aswel) which this is why mental health is on the rise, think off the csm (csa) payments and you should put what the mothers earn not just the fathers, (paying parent) and why do the paying parent have to pay more each year because our wages go up but then on paying parent can earn as much as you like, ask part off fathers for rights uk, there is over 4 million fathers alone just for this group and most of them never voted out or in, and it fills the same now, god know what the other groups out there, the law states 50/50 and it's clearly not happen why does the parent get nothing and then no paying get everything, this is unfair why can't the paying parent get to do anything with the children because we have to struggle totally unfair, even if we did the collection service and that even unfair we have to pay 20% extra and the receiving parent has to only pay 4% why is this so unfair. Equal rights, also you tell me why a child on average have £140 on them each a month but when with the paying parent that potential another £40 so you tell me which child should have £180 each month.You talk a load off rubbish, you need to speak the truth and action rather then say you idiot, think about the whole off the stuff not just the poxy EU, just get us off the EU, now start thinking about about the more serious matters that the government abuses people. Think off the un equal rights you give us, you have to serious look at the what you are doing to the people out there rather then just doing what you like, he one that issue that you can't deal with and no one will deal with full I what to know and trust I will not give in this is the start off something and I will keep fighting for this, I am loving father who love having my kids 3 times a week I want to know why is that I have to pay child maintance and I struggle to live and can't do anything with my children and my ex can get Benifits, housing paid, council tax paid, why is this fair and then on top off this she gets wages and working tax credits, and also she get money from doing people's nails, and then you wonder why parents are at war, and more child suffer, we take about who will vote for who which is coming up, there over 4 millions votes that prob weren't voting last time because fathers that care couldn't vote because there was no ground to appeal, the amount of money that is used for mothers that get everything this money could be spent else where, I have now depression and can't focus at work or at home, I miss my children but the government don't listen all we ask is for you to make changes, these mothers earn so much money it'sbelievableI challenge you to live a month in my life and see how hard it is, they say abuse is serious surly that's what the government is doing to these children.Following on from previou
bubbles69 - 13-May-17 @ 11:48 PM
Stop the abusive on kids and fathers and take into count on how the fathers have to survive equal rights, think off what you put the fathers though ( yes a few women aswel) which this is why mental health is on the rise, think off the csm (csa) payments and you should put what the mothers earn not just the fathers, (paying parent) and why do the paying parent have to pay more each year because our wages go up but then on paying parent can earn as much as you like, ask part off fathers for rights uk, there is over 4 million fathers alone just for this group and most of them never voted out or in, and it fills the same now, god know what the other groups out there, the law states 50/50 and it's clearly not happen why does the parent get nothing and then no paying get everything, this is unfair why can't the paying parent get to do anything with the children because we have to struggle totally unfair, even if we did the collection service and that even unfair we have to pay 20% extra and the receiving parent has to only pay 4% why is this so unfair. Equal rights, also you tell me why a child on average have £140 on them each a month but when with the paying parent that potential another £40 so you tell me which child should have £180 each month.You talk a load off rubbish, you need to speak the truth and action rather then say you idiot, think about the whole off the stuff not just the poxy EU, just get us off the EU, now start thinking about about the more serious matters that the government abuses people. Think off the un equal rights you give us, you have to serious look at the what you are doing to the people out there rather then just doing what you like, he one that issue that you can't deal with and no one will deal with full I what to know and trust I will not give in this is the start off something and I will keep fighting for this, I am loving father who love having my kids 3 times a week I want to know why is that I have to pay child maintance and I struggle to live and can't do anything with my children and my ex can get Benifits, housing paid, council tax paid, why is this fair and then on top off this she gets wages and working tax credits, and also she get money from doing people's nails, and then you wonder why parents are at war, and more child suffer, we take about who will vote for who which is coming up, there over 4 millions votes that prob weren't voting last time because fathers that care couldn't vote because there was no ground to appeal, the amount of money that is used for mothers that get everything this money could be spent else where, I have now depression and can't focus at work or at home, I miss my children but the government don't listen all we ask is for you to make changes, these mothers earn so much money it'sbelievableI challenge you to live a month in my life and see how hard it is, they say abuse is serious surly that's what the government is doing to these children.Following on from previou
Terry69123 - 13-May-17 @ 11:47 PM
Helen - Your Question:
My ex partner owes me over £10,000 in arrears he owns his own business but refuses to pay I'm struggling and working as many hours as possible to pay my way. He gets investigated then he will pay for a while then stop again he rents a large property and he has put everything in his girlfriends name so bailiffs can't take anything he is soon to get married will this make a difference? I can't understand how he has been able to get away with I ?? Will the new system be better than the Csa?

Our Response:
You may wish to seek legal advice about taking the matter to court, as the courts will look into his accounts and earnings in much more depth. However, this will cost and there is no guarantee you would still get the money you are owed and there is the gamble. The CMS can enforce payment, but only where it can, please see link here.
SeparatedDads - 10-May-17 @ 12:28 PM
My ex partner owes me over £10,000 in arrears he owns his own business but refuses to pay I'm struggling and working as many hours as possible to pay my way. He gets investigated then he will pay for a while then stop again he rents a large property and he has put everything in his girlfriends name so bailiffs can't take anything he is soon to get married will this make a difference? I can't understand how he has been able to get away with I ?? Will the new system be better than the Csa?
Helen - 9-May-17 @ 10:37 PM
Hi there are no arrears currently, I am more thinking of using what would be my April payment to buy the things our daughter needs before continuing with payments?
Boomerrat - 7-Mar-17 @ 12:17 PM
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