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Australian CSA calculations--HELP!!!

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03 Dec 07 #8319 by andy 1995
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My ex-partner has emmigrated to australia 12 months now with my daughter.we split when my daughter was 1 yr she is now 9 and I have been paying CSA till they left. When she left she did not ask me to continue paying,so i didn't offer. she has now gone to the Australian CSA and they have calculated my payments at 390.00 GBP. I have objected at this calculation and requested the payments reflect the british system which would be 240.00 GBP. My arguemnt is that it was not my choice for my daughter to be taken to Australia. i can't find any help or advice anywhere..........HELP please!!

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05 Dec 07 #8493 by Fiona
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The CSA can usually only deal with an application for child maintenance when both parents and the child live in the UK.

My understanding is that because the child maintenance claim has been initiated in Australia the authorities there will have jurisdiction. Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

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10 Dec 07 #8750 by Mike789
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HI Andy

Fiona is quite right. The ACSA have jurisdiction and as such will assess you under there own rules. You will able to find out more details via our link on the www.dlsworldwide.com website. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Mike

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