The CSA is unfair

April 2, 2010

My husband and I have been married for 3 years and have a 2 year old daughter and i’m pregnant with our 2nd child. The CSA have recently contacted him stating that he is the father of a 12 year old and 9 year old from 2 previous reationships. As far as he was concerned and he was told that he wasn’t the father of these children and hasn’t had any contact with either children.

We have now been told we have to pay 20% of this earnings. We have a mortgage & other financial commitments but the CSA still expect us to pay a high ammount which there is no way we can afford. We don’t know where to turn or what to do. I am suffering panic attacks now due to the worry of my daughter and unborn baby losing their home. Why should my children suffer? These women told my husband he wasn’t the father of their children but now as a new law is being bought in from April 10, they are claiming money from us as they will get 100% of this money and still get all their income support benefits.

I except if he is the father then he will have to make payments but how can we be left with literally no money?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


  • Brokenfather says:

    He needs to deny paternity and request a DNA test.

    He will have to fund that but if he isn’t he will get it back from the CSA. Ifhe is though, he wont and will have to pay CM.

    Sadly, the mothers dont have to pay a penny either way for the proof!

  • chall says:

    Totally agree with Brokenfather – Unless your OH is 110% sure he is the father of said child/ren, DNA tests are needed.

    On the present rules (CS2), if your OH is liable, he will receive a reduction for the child/ren in his household prior to the liability calculation being made.

    – click on my user name and join us in the forum at afairercsaforall.

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