CSA got a court order for my wages without telling me
January 10, 2013
My ex left me shortly when my daughter was 5 months and my son about 2, I was in the army at the time, stating that if I didn’t look after them she would put them in care.
I had no hesitation and left the army to care for them , I contacted the CSA regarding payment from my ex, they stated that I was not entitled as my wife was not working, which she was.
I battled hard to keep afloat and after a few years my ex cam back stating that she was all better and that she had been suffering pmt, I was taken to court and the court decided that as I was working and ex was not she was more suited to look after them
I paid an agreement with her and paid her money every month, however after she met someone else she contacted CSa stating I’d not paid. They contacted me stating that I owed thosdands and when I stated agreement they said that my ex had sated this had not happened.
Contact was not easy and I had to go to court to confirm contact, however I rejoined the Army and while serving in Afghan in 2008 she re-married and left a message stating that she was taking kids to Northern Ireland and that they would be fine, she gave me an address which proved to be false.
That was nearly five years ago I tried all avenues to find them papers local authority CAB, I ve no criminal record and have a CRB.
I contacted the CSA and told tem I wanted to know where my children were they sated that due to Data protection act they could not, I asked if they new if I was alive, they could not answer that, they sated that I could write a letter to my children send it to the CSA and they would pass it on to my ex, three letters later I still have no idea if they passed letter on as they cant tell me that either.
Final straw came when I noticed a court order from my wages, CSA had not told me this was happening even though I’d allways paid, I asked them they stated her situation had changed and I needed to pay more, I informed them I could not live on what I had left (700 per month), they said not their problem and maybe I should give up my job. I stated that I will stop payment nd then go to court and explain to judge that I stopped due to the fact that I had no option as I had no idea if they were well or even alive, I was told by CSA that they were fine and well due to the face that my ex said they were, when asked if they had seen them, they sataed no our department so asked how do you know there well, your ex said they were (shocking)
Needs to be pointed out that sh has two children from previous marriage that she pays not CSA for or even seen them for twenty years.
What a wonderful dept CSA is