CSA issued a DEO without consulting me

October 13, 2015

My story starts by having a deo issued on me without warning, I have been working abroad on and off for almost 15 years, but gave it up to settle down back in the uk. I had a DEO served on me without warning, the CSA have said they wrote to me advising me of unpaid CSA payments, which I never received, they even served me with a court summons in 2013 when I wasn’t even in the country.

I am now paying £357.11 a month which include arrears, of which I owe £26590, apparently. I cannot carry on making these payments and afford to live and work, I have tried to reason with the CSA and appeal to their better nature only to be told that it’s impossible to reduce the DEO now that it’s in force. The child which I was told was not mine is now 23 years of age but they are still taking this money and will be for the next 5 years. The CSA have said that because I’d paid money in the past which I was not aware of, it was up to me to get the nessesary DNA tests done at my expense, which is totally out of the question, due to them leaving me with a minus in the bank every month.