Ex wife set the CSA on me; what should I do?

July 30, 2011

I agreed in principle to my Ex wife following divorce that she could keep all benefits for the children as she needed them to obtain her mortgage – I found that she wasn’t happy with just that and set the CSA onto me. I have 50/50 shared care of the children and have to provide exactly the same as she does – school uniforms/lunches/activities etc.

The CSA told me that they prefer in shared care situations for the parents to sort things out between themselves – my money motivated ex wont discuss anything. I now wish to claim the child benefit for the children as I cant manage if she is to have all benefits and CSA money (£270/month). Have there been many success with trying to get child benefit from ex wives whereby 2 children are involved? 1 claim each?

How easy is it as I know my ex wont want to give it up. Is it as simple as filling in an application form and letting the DWP sort out who gets what?


One Response to “Ex wife set the CSA on me; what should I do?”

  1. David on July 12th, 2012 3:01 pm

    have you managed to resolved your problems with you ex-wife?

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