It’s time to reassess the CSA

March 1, 2015

I separated from my daughter’s mother 4 years ago after she had an affair; I see my daughter every weekend over night for two nights. My ex-partner has now married and lives with her husband and new daughter on a wealthy £100,000 per year salary! In the mean time I am paying £300 a month to them? What is this about?

I clothe my daughter as her mum will not send any clothes; I take her on holiday, camping, swimming and feed her out of my own money. I have to drive each weekend to her mums to collect her and drive the 25 miles back, I do this every weekend and again I pay for the petrol out of my own money as her mum refuses to drop her off.

Is it just me or does anyone else think the CSA laws need to be looked at and re assessed? Every person who has money taken off them should be individually assessed? I spoke with the CSA just a day ago and asked them for a reduced rate as I see my daughter 130 nights a year, I was granted this reduction so I asked about the petrol I use to pick her up, they said I could only have a reduction on one or the other!?!?! I am absolutely disgraced at this, yet I don’t have a leg to stand on as it’s the CSA!