I believe the CSA sexually discriminates against men
March 3, 2013
Does anyone know if the CSA has been taken to court over sexual discrimination against men or is it a waste of time? If it was the other way round there would be a right commotion I’m sure.
The reason I ask is I’m a devoted dad and have my children an equal amount of time to my ex.
My ex has a similar income to myself yet I have to pay maintenance. I have them the same amount of time and therefore the same outlays that she has. Food, clothes, extra classes, dads taxi etc …. I feel like I’m paying twice for my children. I struggle to live because I have to pay maintenance and don’t have a social life yet she does, no doubt because of the extra income from me. I don’t begrudge my fantastic kids a penny but the money doesn’t get spent on them. Familiar story to most I’m sure.
I agree in principle that Dads that don’t care and expect to pay nothing should be made to pay, same goes for the women who can also be the same way inclined. Kids ultimately are the priority and should be taken care of but the way the CSA goes about it just stinks.
If I have them equally then neither of us should have to pay any maintenance surely??? The only way the CSA distinguish as the NRP is the child benefit, which my ex cleverly changed over to her name from mine during the divorce, the courts conveniently overlooked this though.
The CSA should look at the whole picture of incomes etc.. and not see each case as black & white using a calculator each time and not just some common sense. It’s morally wrong, is discriminating against men and some fantastic Dads out there who deserve better consideration.
I guess the response will be negative but we live in hope.