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    • Drbhollens
    • By Drbhollens 11th Aug 17, 12:23 PM
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    CSA Help!
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    • 11th Aug 17, 12:23 PM
    CSA Help! 11th Aug 17 at 12:23 PM
    Hi,
    My ex partner and I had a daughter 12 years ago. We have been separated since and I do not have any contact with my ex or our daughter. My ex got married a year or two ago. In June this year, she applied to the Child maintenance service regarding our daughter. She had not contacted the service before this. Please can you confirm the following-
    (1) That as the claim was not applied for until June this year, it cannot be 'back dated'. ( I have been informed it cannot but would like confirmation please.)
    (2) That as she is now married, I am not financially responsible for our daughter? (Again, I have been informed that I am not but am seeking clarification on this please.)

    Thank you
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    • haras_nosirrah
    • By haras_nosirrah 11th Aug 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 11th Aug 17, 12:34 PM
    I don't think your ex remarrying has any impact on your financial responsibility for your daughter. You are still required to pay regardless of her relationship status

    the first point I don't know the answer to
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 11th Aug 17, 12:49 PM
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    • 11th Aug 17, 12:49 PM
    (1) That as the claim was not applied for until June this year, it cannot be 'back dated'. ( I have been informed it cannot but would like confirmation please.)
    (2) That as she is now married, I am not financially responsible for our daughter? (Again, I have been informed that I am not but am seeking clarification on this please.)
    Originally posted by Drbhollens
    1) if never contacted them before then correct
    2) incorrect - you are liable for maintenance unless the child is adopted by the new partner

    Have you been paying under a private arrangement until now?
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 11th Aug 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 11th Aug 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 11th Aug 17, 12:52 PM
    Yep maintenance only can be paid from the date that the parent got in touch with the CSA/CMS or whatever they are calling themselves these days.

    Your partner re-marrying has no impact on the maintenance you have to pay.
    Hiraeth
    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 11th Aug 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 11th Aug 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 11th Aug 17, 1:05 PM
    Hi,
    My ex partner and I had a daughter 12 years ago. We have been separated since and I do not have any contact with my ex or our daughter. My ex got married a year or two ago. In June this year, she applied to the Child maintenance service regarding our daughter. She had not contacted the service before this. Please can you confirm the following-
    (1) That as the claim was not applied for until June this year, it cannot be 'back dated'. ( I have been informed it cannot but would like confirmation please.)
    (2) That as she is now married, I am not financially responsible for our daughter? (Again, I have been informed that I am not but am seeking clarification on this please.)

    Thank you
    Originally posted by Drbhollens
    Really? You think that's how it works?!


    No, that's not true, now pay up what you owe
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