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08 May 12 #329217 by juju22
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I''m new to the site, but a year into my Decree Absolute.... guess there''s never a guarantee that things get easier once you''re past that hurdle. Have major issues with my ex husband withholding maintenance payments as a form of "I can also be nasty" revenge action, despite a Consent Order being in place. Reasoning with him hasn''t worked, so I will need to find another way of preventing him from deducting maintenance payments as and when he feels I need to be punished ( a very odd concept I find). Any advice??? :blink:

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08 May 12 #329275 by WhiteRose
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Hi Juju,

Welcome to wiki.

You have a Court Ordered Consent Order for CM?

You mention you are 1 year into your Absolute .......... I''m presuming the Order is therefore 1 year (or round about) old?

If your Order is 1 year and 1 day, you can go to the CSA directly for CM - see CSA calculator for amounts in link below:


Once you apply to the CSA the Court no longer has jurisdiction.

He will be assessed and the formula in the calculator applied. The only trouble members have had with CM via the CSA if the payer has been self employed.

Hope this helps


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