The child isn’t mine – why am I still paying £500 a month

December 7, 2013

my ex girlfriend told CSA her son is mine but my name is not in birth certificate and i dont have any contact with them but CSA taking money from my wages . 500pounds every month. can u help me to stop paying that amounnt for the child is not mine please.

Comments

7 Responses to “The child isn’t mine – why am I still paying £500 a month”

  1. Gavin Ward on December 7th, 2013 12:59 pm

    If your name is not on the birth certificate then you shouldnt be paying end of are the csa that stupid,and i don’t mean this the wrong way mate but … If the child beyond doubt is not yours how have you let this happen

  2. Belinda Collins on December 7th, 2013 1:19 pm

    Don’t have to be on the birth certificate to have to pay child support. You have to prove (by DNA test) that it’s not your child not,it’s not their place to prove it is. Sadly they are a bunch of morons.

  3. Marcus Lasance on December 7th, 2013 1:24 pm

    Not being on the birth certificate does not absolve you from paying Child Support. If however you know for sure you are not the biological father ask for a DNA test. I searched earlier postings about this and Lisa seems to have the most complete answer, which I cut and paste below . Information is from someone called Lisa who posts often on this forum…

    . If NRP denies paternity on initial MEF on MEF call or MEF form NRP will be offered DNA testing for QC(s) – this can be only, all or some (exceptions to this is where QC(s) are adopted. New App team will refer case to Complex Case Worker and DNA test(s) will be referred to Cellmark – Cellmark will contact NRP and PWC to make arrangements for tests to be carried out. NRP will be required to attend a specified medical facility (may be their own GP) and must present photographic ID. Tests are taken and sent to Cellmark lab. Results are supplied to CSA.

    If NRP is proven to be the biological parent the case will be opened and an assessment for CM will be progressed and the NRP will be held liable for regular maintenance back to the Initial Effective Date (the date the NRP was first contacted by the CSA).

    If the NRP is proven not to be the biological parent of the only QC named in the application the case will be closed, the PWC cannot re-apply for this child and this NRP at any point.

    If the NRP is proven not to be the biological parent of 1 or some of the QCs in the application the child(ren) who are proven not to be the biological children of the NRP will be removed the case will remain open to include QC(s) who have been proven to be the biological child(ren) of the NRP, NRP will be liable for RM of any QC proven to be the biological child(ren) of the NRP. The NPR will be held liable for the cost of DNA test(s) that prove the NRP to be the biological parent of child(ren), the CSA will pay the cost of the DNA test(s) that prove the NRP not to be the biological parent of child(ren).

    If PWC refuses to allow a DNA test the case will be closed (if there is only 1 QC named) or the appropriate child(ren) will be removed from the application if there are multiple children. The PWC can re-apply naming QC(s) at a later date and the NRP will be asked again if they accept paternity of QC(s), if paternity is accepted the case will be opened and assessed, if paternity is denied DNA testing will be re-offered.

  4. Karen Todd on December 7th, 2013 4:20 pm

    Either way until it’s been proved they shouldn’t take any money

  5. Becky KJ Mummywright on December 7th, 2013 8:00 pm

    u need to ask for DNA only wya they alway take women say so

  6. Mike Dillon on December 7th, 2013 9:39 pm

    see your mp & ask for your refund

  7. anon on December 8th, 2013 8:47 am

    To add to Marcus’ advice, the CSA will only fund a DNA test prior to a calculation being carried out (pre-MC). If paternity is disputed after the case has been set up, you will need to arrange for your own private DNA test through one of the companies shown here:

    http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/paternity-testing/paternity-test

Got something to say?