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Topic: Re: Failure to pay child support against future lump sum
Written By: lovcat - 9 months ago
Forum: UK Divorce Forum
While I fully realise that at the moment he owes me nothing as I haven't made a claim, what I am actually asking is if I do make a claim and he doesn't pay, will that be taken into account if I don't pay the lump sum ? I do realise I'm talking hypothetically, and if the CSA/CM people say he doesn't have to pay, or has to pay even less than I think he might have to then my point will be a moot one
Topic: Re: Failure to pay child support against future lump sum
Written By: lovcat - 10 months ago
Forum: UK Divorce Forum
Fully understand that I need to open a claim but if, as I suspect will happen, he never makes a payment so builds up arrears, would that be taken into account and perhaps be deducted from the amount I would need to pay him. We would effectively owe each other, but which debt would tale precedence?
Topic: Re: Failure to pay child support against future lump sum
Written By: lovcat - 10 months ago
Forum: UK Divorce Forum
I thought that would be the case! It's not really in my control if he refuses to ever pay though is it? Stories I've heard are that CSA are pretty useless when people don't pay. I obviously need to make a claim though.
Topic: Failure to pay child support against future lump sum
Written By: lovcat - 10 months ago
Forum: UK Divorce Forum
My husband and I divorced last year and I am the higher earner, though I don't earn a huge amount, hence the need to give him his payouts in two separate sums. I had to remortgage to give him a lump sum then, with a further 10k to paid in 12 years when our youngest is 21. The children stay with him twice a week and, other than the food they eat there, he contributes nothing to their upkeep. H
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