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More excuses not to pay arrears...GRRRR!

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31 Jul 12 #346353 by jaw
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In May I rang the CSA to say my ex wasn''t paying regularly, again. They contacted him and told me he was having difficulties - couldn''t say what because of confidentiality - and so they were sending him forms to enable him to pay weekly by standing order. This would overcome the ''problem''.

Needless to say payments still haven''t been weekly and I have only received 3 payments since.

After ringing the CSA yesterday and being told the file was in the ''wrong queue'' and would be moved...I just received a phone call from my ''caseworker'' - there have been so many and change so frequently I''m not sure the title really applies!!

My ex is deeply in debt and cannot pay. My ''caseworker'' has asked for proof as she can find no evidence of this on a credit check she ran.

He owes over £5930 in arrears to the CSA and has 1 charging order against his house but not for the full amount.

''Caseworker'' says theres not a lot she can do if he is in debt.

This is just the latest in a long line of excuses over the last 15 years and the killer is...he''s self-employed!!!

Rant over...any thoughts?
jaw

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07 Aug 12 #347801 by minxy1912
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get back on the phone to the CSA and tell them you want it dealing with by enforce ment, they have lots of ways of making him pay but they need to send it to court first to get permission.

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07 Aug 12 #347971 by jaw
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I''m sorry but they don''t have lots of ways to make self-employed ex''s pay. Charging orders against his house is the only thing they can do.

This is how it''s been since my youngest was 3 years old - he is now 19!!

Thanks for your reply though :)

jaw

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07 Aug 12 #347975 by mumtoboys
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is he limited? do you have his accounts if so? do the accounts match the maintenance assessment? have you ever tried the ''lifestyle inconsistent with declared income'' road?

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07 Aug 12 #347988 by jaw
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No, its not limited.

I have, many times over 16 years, informed the CSA of different jobs he has done for cash in hand. At one point he was attending shows/exhibitions all over the country every weekend, canvassing from a trade stand for a roofing company, located behind his house. My children would go with him! The boss was a ''client'' of my ex''s business and wouldn''t acknowledge he worked for him!

He also delivers for 2 local takeaways 5 nights a week - has even delivered to my family! Thing is he has also housed illegal immigrants connected to the takeaways so no-one is prepared to say he works there.

I''m powerless so are the CSA :(I''m hoping he''ll say his legitimate earnings are so low the CSA will know he doesn''t earn enough to pay his mortgage etc. Won''t hold my breath though...

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