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PWC dumps Child in Home

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24 Jul 12 #344969 by zootar
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my ex and I have a disabled son. Shes currently getting her house renovated by the state (For the last 4 months and counting) and she volunteered to put my son in a home while the work is being carried out, with out my knowledge - I found out by accident from Social Services. (I''m avoiding expressing my feelings about this because I would probably go into a rant).
While my son lives with her, DWP pay her a carers allowance. They have said that as she is not looking after him more than 35 hours a week, she is no longer entitled to the carers allowance.
My question is, as my son is not living with her currently, and the DWP have reviewed and decided she doesn''t look after him enough to get carers allowance, is she still entitled to child maintenance from me. Surely my maintenance should be paid to the home my son has been put in ?

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24 Jul 12 #344971 by dukey
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Personal feelings aside how do you pay, do you have a private arrangement, court order, or via the CSA.

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24 Jul 12 #344977 by rubytuesday
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Is having your son to stay with you not an option?

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24 Jul 12 #344983 by zootar
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It was via the CSA till a few weeks ago, I have moved abroad and the CSA told me they can''t handle the case anymore - that it needs to be an arrangement between PWC and myself

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24 Jul 12 #344985 by dukey
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Then if the child is in care you are not obligated to pay unless you chose to, in effect you are just giving your ex money, it does not benefit the child.

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24 Jul 12 #344988 by zootar
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dukey wrote:

Then if the child is in care you are not obligated to pay unless you chose to, in effect you are just giving your ex money, it does not benefit the child.


Thanks Dukey, this is what I thought.
She''s threatening me with court proceedings if I don''t pay her - since she''s dumped him, shes been on holidays abroad and likely funded by my sons money. (assumption)

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24 Jul 12 #344989 by adviceondivorce
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I think you should take suggestion from lawyer. Lawyer will definitely give you good legal advice.

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