I lost my job so ex has gone to CSA and having new man adopt my kids

June 30, 2018

I split from my wife two and a half years ago but we stayed married for the sake of our girls until she met her very wealthy new partner, whose wife had died. I was paying her directly every month, for much of the time more than what the minimum CSA suggested (at the time I was on £40k).

I lost my job in February, but still made the March payment. I explained to her that when I was back in work I would resume the payments, but she has gone to the CSA and they are now taking 40% of the minimum wage I am earning in temporary roles.

She has claimed to have an income of £139 a month from benefits, but is actually a company director living in a massive house, whilst I am living back with my parents.

She has got the council working on him legally adopting my girls and I really don’t know where I stand with anything at all right now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • David says:

    hi Antony

    Have to reported your job loss to the CMS? That is the first thing you must do. Your liability should then be recalculated with the result that you pay the minimum which is around £7 per week.

    If you need any more advice contact me at [email protected]


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