If you’re self employed, you can hide pretty much anything
May 26, 2013
I despair when it comes to the CSA. They do the bare minimum and exes that are self employed can pretty much hide what they want. I eventually got my ex to a Tribunal. He had accumulated £250 000 in his business account and paid himself dividends of approx £35000 and paid his girlfriend the same amount monthly. The tribunal found him guilty of diverting funds and child support doubled.My ex was also ordered to pay arrears of approx £4000. My ex made up a story to the tribunal about needing the £250 000 for a software product he is developing and the tribunal decided to exclude the £250 000 as an asset.
After the Tribunal, my ex promptly took his girlfriend off the payroll and declared he only gets £35 000 per year.The new set of accounts removed the issue of diversion. I am now back at square one. As soon as the tribunal was over, my ex was found to be contracting again after having lied to the CSA. He told the CSA and the Tribunal that he was not contracting and that he would work on this software product and live off the £250 000 for the next 2 years.
The CSA have said they are not concerned with individual contracts despite the fact that this completely contradicts his earlier story.
It seems impossible to beat the system and an ex who knows how to play the system and has a clever accountant.
It has really worn me down.