By no means an expert, but this can be a tricky one. I think you are best trying to get the CSA to force through a detachment of earnings direct from his salary.
I know there are quite alot of online divorce websites, which may give you some advice.
Perhaps you should dress up as Batgirl & chain yourself to Buckingham Palace!!!!!! (Sorry cynical suggestion, just annoys me that this happens to women all the time & yet its the men who still manage to get the attention)
My dh had to pay for his kids and from what i can make out the CSA are realy slow on chasing up people who havnt payed and they dont seem to care if people don't pay. Not sure about small claims court but knowing the CSA they it could take years to get your money.
i would ring your local county court and ask. seem to remember seeing a leaflet there about what to do if maintenance is not being paid, but didnt read it so couldnt tell you what it contained. they will probably tell you or post you out forms to fill in
In the legal section (I posted under there as well) I told peole that apparently I can't do it. Back to the drawing board. I've already written to my MP. I wish I knew someone in TV, I would so love to publicise how the CSA make peopel like me completely helpless and take any control that we may once have had away from us.
Solicitors won't help, the csa won't help my mp didn't make the slightest bit of difference. They have effectively/affectively stopped me from helping myself.
talking to the csa is like banging my head against a wall. after 16 months they have finally sent me documents saying they are taking action to recover arrears money from him. but get this...they want as much information as i can give them. i had loads when i first put in the claim but they have left it so long he's changed everything he possibly can!! ive never seen a penny. he ignored them from day 1 and only now they decide to do something about it? think it was flaming obvious he wasnt going to pay! (goes off to bang-head-against-wall some more)
Left ex 12 years ago been punishing me and kids ever since. The CSA only every recovered 2months payment for my 2 kids before he changed jobs and eventually gave up working. Waste of time, i have a letter saying he owes me £20,000 but its on paper only! .