CSA arrears - who's liable?

(8 Posts)
SoWhatIfImWorkingClass Sun 16-Dec-12 17:46:03

Eeek. He has none of those either. Luckily he isn't in arrears and never will be.

PoppyPrincess Sun 16-Dec-12 11:31:06

Doesn't savings, life insurance and pensions class as the estate too though?

SoWhatIfImWorkingClass Sat 15-Dec-12 17:14:22

I know it's all hypothetical, but he doesn't own our house anyway as we rent and have no intention on getting a mortgage, basically because we can't get on the property ladder.

ginmakesitallok Sat 15-Dec-12 15:58:31

SoWhat - she might not get anything off you, but would have a claim on your partner's estate. In fact if you're not married and you don't have wills then you wouldn't have any claim on his estate.

SoWhatIfImWorkingClass Sat 15-Dec-12 15:51:21

If my partner was in arrears with the CSA and died then afraid his ex would be getting a bit fat zero off me, just as it stands whilst he's alive. I'm not liable.

Petal02 Fri 07-Dec-12 07:49:39

I think Redhen's right.

theredhen Fri 07-Dec-12 06:46:57

I assume it is treated like any other personal debt, the responsibility if the Nrp whilst he/she is alive and not the spouse and to be taken out of their estate in death. The CSA would have a claim on the Nrp estate if he/she were to die, although I'm not sure how that would be calculated if a nil assessment had been made before death.

NotaDisneyMum Fri 07-Dec-12 01:19:57

This struck me when I was reading another thread - are CSA arrears considered to be a "family debt"?

Is a spouse liable to pay arrears if their DP dies owing their ex money via the CSA and is it included as part of the financial disclosure/settlement in divorce?

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