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07 Apr 08 #18900 by hope123
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hii
i hav been livin separately with 4 yr kid since 2 yrs, dec abso done n finances case goin on..havent applied to csa sofar, can u plz tell me if any payments thru csa is counted as income while calculatin legal aid eligibility..i m gettin it now..wouldnt want to lose it...
thou x is showin income only £5000 as self employed n is a load of lies...not a penny frm him sofar..

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07 Apr 08 #18901 by Angel557
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TBH if he is showing an income of just 5k per yr you are hardly going to get anything through the CSA i think £5 pw, if he was showing an income of £200 + pw then you use the %'s , best off coming to a private arrangement with him.CM is classed as an income.

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09 Apr 08 #19003 by loobyloo
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In my experience the csa thusfar are next to useless!!! since sept they have been tracking my x2b who is very accesable but refuses to comply and the very long procedure which they have to follow is not in the interest of the pwc.
Yesterday I was informed that the next stage has been delayed due to yet another error on thier side, by putting wrong D>O>B of my youngest on a letter sent to him....and it could take up to another 6 months to finalise things
This tbh has become a principal with me, and am going to push to the end to see justce and hopefully save someone else from being the victim of the gross incompetence of the CSA
looby

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09 Apr 08 #19005 by Angel557
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Looby i think it's now time you contact ICE - independant case examiners as this is maladminstration and you will be entitled to some compensation they don't pay out a huge amount but none the less for them to admit yes were at fault makes your fighting a little more worth while.

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09 Apr 08 #19008 by Vail
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The CSA do seem to be an odd bunch.

My xtb got them involved because sh ethought what I am paying her voluntarily until we sort out the finances wasn't enough.

The CSA telephoned me at work, asked some questions about my income (which they later checked with my employer) and then told me the amount I had to pay them. I told them this was less than I was paying at the moment so they said they'd take that 'overpayment' into acount and I would pay her even less for a few months!

After a brief dicussion they magnanimously agreed I could pay my wife direct whatever extra I wanted as long as they got the amount they assessed to pass onto her. What a waste of time that was for everyone concerned.

My xtb contacted them to complain and if she is to be believed they told her to go away!

Whilst the principle of the CSA is sound, there does appear to be something wrong with the implementation.

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09 Apr 08 #19010 by loobyloo
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Angel thankyou never heard of theam will go and look into it.
Its so annoying.. hes so arrogant


Vail... he would be paying top wack of csa and believe I can top this up through court..he has not paid a penny to me for kids since we left in june

he states he needs 5k to live on pcm... at the moment as interim set back in june he gives 1k sm, and the kids are little miracles they live off fresh air..the pixies pay my rent and bills whilst he lives in our 5 bed house all alone with massive needs apparently... if only all men where like you vail the world would be a nicer place
looby xx

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09 Apr 08 #19014 by Vail
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Aw shucks Looby, I ain't no saint! But I do try to be real and reasonable. I can fully understand the hate that accompanies divorce but I do not understand the attitude of men who disadvantage their own children just because their x is looking after them. They should support their x in that.

I admit to everyone here that it has been and still is difficult for me to fully separate the necessary dealings with my [adjectives deleted] xtb from the care of my children.

It is easier to deal with matters in black and white but they are not. No matter what one feels for one's x, care for one's children is joint and not only is some self-restraint needed but also actual help. For me personally, the latter is the most difficult. I have huge issues with my x and swallowing them is becoming only marginally easier with time.

Please write to the Vatican in support of my beatification!

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