2009-12-03 21:20:43 UTC
Two years ago, split from ex who is PWC.
Was making payments to her, then around Feb 2008, due to us not agreeing and
cutting contact referred myself to CSA who got all details and managed to
finalise assessment within three days!
Ex wanted nothing to do with CSA and refused to deal with them and I made
payments, as per the assessment, directly to ex until November 2008 when
another major bust up related to access led to me withholding (wrongly, on
my part) any future payments.
We have recently started speaking, on relatively amicable terms and she has
CSA have been on her back and she has had contact telling her what I owe her
and they want to pursue me on the matter. She had a further letter earlier
this week asking her to contact them urgently. Will they take her word for
it if she doesn't want them involved? I have asked to see the
So, in essence, she did not want them involved and 18 months ago, they were
fine with this as we had made our own arrangements. As far as I was
concerned, they had no future need to be involved. Is this the case?
I note I (we) can make a private arrangement - could this also take into
account any accrued arrears which I am happy to pay?
What is the worst case scenario they can try to lump me with?
If there is anything else I've missed or needed to assist, please let me
Incidentally, she does not work, but I am not sure what, if any, DWP
benefits she is or may be receiving, due to potential assets she holds.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.