Is it possible to pay two mothers through one CSA?

April 1, 2014

I have 2 children to separate mothers…….one I pay maintenance thru the CSA and have no contact, the other I pay privately and have at least 2 nights a week.

Am I paying more out than I would if both cases where combined and I paid one payment to the csa which is then split between the two or do the csa take into consideration my private arrangement with one of the mothers?

Thank you


3 Responses to “Is it possible to pay two mothers through one CSA?”

  1. jo on April 1st, 2014 10:13 am

    I don’t think csa take the private agreement into account which is probably why you are paying out more. You can open up your own case but I would let your ex know you’re doing this. If you have your child overnight let the csa know this as this also reflects payments. In the long run csa is becoming maintenance direct, this is where parents mediate a way forward, if both parties cannot agree and still use the agency there will be a percentage taken from both pwc and nrp.

  2. Becky KJ Mummywright on April 1st, 2014 6:17 pm

    yes they take the money in one and slit between both off them . if ur on a PA with one CSA should be told and taken in to a count on payments

  3. Mick on April 2nd, 2014 12:15 am

    i’ve just gone through this. I have two kids to separate mothers and sadly after 12 years of seeing my eldest they stopped me seeing her as they’d got a windfall and could at last actually afford to tell me to jog on. At that point I was on a private arrangement with them. 12 months later they now want the money and reported me to the CSA.

    THe CSA wouldn’t recognise my private arrangement with my youngest so I was due to pay 15% to eldest, when it should really be 20% for both kids split 10% each mother.

    My youngest’s mum rang the CSA too and reported me and it then meant that they’d get a fair 50/50 split and I pay one through CSA and one direct. It’s a total farce that this pathetic organisation is attempting to get parents to agree maintenance plans but in turn don’t recognise them when you do.

    You are also entitled to reduce the maintenance of your child you see by 2/7th’s of your maintenance for overnight visits.

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