Why should I pay CSA and alimony after my ex took all of the proceeds from the house?

April 22, 2013

I was given an order by the CSA to pay and this I did then my ex took me to court for alimony which was granted for a further £150 per month. The CSA then insisted I continue to pay them and not to pay the alimony. I stopped paying the CSA because I was threatened with prison if I did not pay the alimony. Why should I pay both when my ex took all the proceeds for the sale of our home?


  • wilf says:

    Alimony is maintenance for the separated spouse.
    Child maintenance (CSA) is maintenance for the child.
    They are separate and exclusive.

  • Lisa says:

    To be fair whether the guy is already paying one sum to the mum n another to the child, we live in the 21st century, its about time when a split happens that mum moves on and learns to support herself, we have all had to, he either pays one or the other, I certainly wouldt pay both and I don’t blame him for not wanting to either

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