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to CSA or not to CSA

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ktfs Thu 13-Oct-16 13:30:01

Hi All
Long story short. dd is 11. Her father and I split up when she was 1. He USED TO give me £20 a week...this has not been the case for at least 2yrs. I have basically never wanted to cause unnecessary arguments so just was happy to get anything rather than nothing! Stupid I know.
Of late we have had sooooo much bother with him just causing trouble and thinking he can bully me around with regards DD. I have had enough of it. He is picking and choosing what he wants to b involved in ( coincidently nothing that involves money or him going out of his way!!)
As DD gets older and is now in high school things do get a lot more expensive and I really think he ought to contribute in some way or another I think that's only fair??
What information do I need if I get in contact with the CSA? Is it even worth me doing it? He is not working and is apparently on a disability benefit. DD stays at his Friday and Saturday every other wknd, do they base it on time spent with him?
Any advice would be helpful.
Thanks in advance

prh47bridge Thu 13-Oct-16 20:56:26

It would be the CMS (Child Maintenance Service) rather than the CSA. I'm afraid that, as he is on incapacity benefit and your daughter stays with him 52 days per year, the CMS would decide that he is not liable to pay any maintenance.

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