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Can I claim money from my ex''s sale of house?

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12 Oct 12 #360643 by Ellie T
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My ex''s mum left him her house in her Will. He has now put this house up for sale. Would the money he earns from this house sale count as Income that I can tell the CSA about and claim from? He owns and lives in a different house.

He is self employed and has only ever made payments of £20 a month for our 2 kids - though I know he is earning much more than that. I have submitted paperwork to the CSA asking for Variations on several occasions stating that his lifestyle in not equal to what his Tax Returns say, but nothing has ever been done!

Surely if he gains £100,000 from the sale of this house, his kids are due something??

...or am I just wishful thinking??

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12 Oct 12 #360652 by somuch2know2
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I dont think inheretence is counted as income, and as only income is counted for CSA than I would say no- but that is just a guess.

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12 Oct 12 #360655 by maisymoos
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You can make a variation application to the CSA if your ex holds assets over £65K (other than the home in which he lives). So no you are not wishful thinking.:)

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12 Oct 12 #360656 by Ellie T
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Thanks somuch2know2. I had a feeling that would be the case... I guess I am most angry at the injustice of it all! How can 2 people bring children into the world, yet after 10 years, one decides he is not going to support them anymore - even when he gains a whole load of money!

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12 Oct 12 #360657 by Ellie T
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Really maisymoos? Thanks for that. I will speak to the CSA AGAIN!!!

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12 Oct 12 #360662 by maisymoos
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Ask for a variation application form. You will need to be armed with as much proof as possible. Do you know if the house is in your ex''s name? Print off sale details off rightmove and get the house deeds off the land registry (costs about £5). Do you know if the property was left solely to him?

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12 Oct 12 #360679 by Ellie T
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I have spent hours and hours in the past gathering evidence of his lifestyle/finances and passed it all to the CSA with a Variation application - nothing ever comes of it! I will do it all again though, in the hope that someone finally sits up and takes notice this time!

The house would have been left to him and his brother - along with probably about £200,000 in stocks and shares/savings. It seems unfare that the kids and I struggle while he gets to live a life of luxury - even before he was left the property and al the money!

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