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26 Aug 07 #2428 by mick_dan
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Hi, I have just split and we have a house each now and are sharing the children approximately 60/40 split in my ex's favor.

I pay her £250 a month by D/D which she is happy with, however recently she has started seeing someone and for this and that reason has caused many arguments etc, she will go to the CSA to gain more money as the new guy she lives with is on benefits and has clearly told her to get in there and screw me for more money.

Its also worth mentioning when we split I bought my wife a house outright for her and kids.

Can CSA back charge me even though I have been paying and prove it?, I mean as I paying £250 and earn good money they may probably say £350 by calculator, so can they back charge me £100 a month and backdate it even though she agreed to £250????

Also one other thing, if CSA take say £350 from a man, do they give £350 to the woman or does she get less in way of commission etc????

Also I pay for all extras for kids like clothes and holidays etc.

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Mick

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26 Aug 07 #2430 by Fiona
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Claims for child support start from the day the CSA write to you and can't be backdated.The CSA don't charge commission at present, although I believe in the proposed reforms they will charge an administration charge for non compliance. Under the current rules the resident parent won't get all the money if they are on benefits.

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26 Aug 07 #2432 by shazza32
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hi mick I am finally recievin csa from my ex,though the csa take it straight from his wage.Csa will not back date the payments,it goes from the day your ex puts the claim in.The csa worked out i had 2 children so my ex pays me 20% of his net income,which is not very much,and because my children stay with there dad every other weekend they deduct money off due to him having shared care,and i think its in your favour for paying what u have and that you have proof,and can i say it took the csa over 9 months before i finally recieved a payment from my ex,so its not as plain sailing as your ex would think it will be to get more money off you.

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27 Aug 07 #2470 by mick_dan
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Thanks for your input, ok thats good. I am really trying to keep it amicable but to be honest as with a lot of this its down to "friends" saying things like you should go for money and "screw him for more" etc

It really annoys me as I have been nothing but supportive since the split which wasn't my idea in the first place!

One of her "friends" gets something like £500 a month from the CSA and I think this probably has made her greedy.

And recently she has cut down one night a week, as this takes me to 2 nights instead of 3 making the CSA calculator higher in maintenance, which again is unfair as I lose my kids for one night cos it means she gets more money.

The only other question I am not sure about is, do CSA take bonuses into consideration or just flat take home wage? as I get annual bonus and sometimes a quarterly bonus which varies.

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27 Aug 07 #2479 by sexysadie
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Mick_dan wrote:

"The only other question I am not sure about is, do CSA take bonuses into consideration or just flat take home wage? as I get annual bonus and sometimes a quarterly bonus which varies."

It would probably be worth asking the CSA helpline about this. They are pretty good about these sorts of procedural questions.

Sadie

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27 Aug 07 #2514 by Monitor441
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One of the things they look at when there is bonuses or commission is the P60 at the end of the tax year. This gives your earnings for the year and will include everything and they take it all into account.

So you will have to pay the set percentage for the number of children you have on your bonus as well - unless you get it paid a different way - ie company car.

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M441

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09 Sep 07 #3030 by donnab
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:)
im really sorry to say this but i think yr ex wife is being a total arse!
At least you are paying for the upbringing of your children, my ex refuses point blank, and all i get is harassment from him and his new gf.
good luck with every thing
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