Following on from our recent correspondence my granddaughter is still with her mother. She wants to live with her father and arrangements were made for her to move there, but then she backed out! She has a boyfriend in the area and although he agreed to drive to her father's home on weekends (about 200 miles one way) to see her she wasn't happy to leave him.
I understand that the CSA payments to the mother will now go ahead. My granddaughter has tried to discuss the matter with her mother but the mother has said "it's nothing to do with you. It's money the courts granted years ago". This is not true. When the the parents separation went to court, the judge did not even grant the mother a penny in maintenance because she was having an affair and this was proved in court by a private detective. The mother has stated she will not pay for any of my granddaughters expenses because the money is not for her!
If she decides to go to live with her Dad in the future, will the payments cease immediately? My son tells me that the CSA will not discuss the mothers claim with him and that she would have to notify the CSA if my granddaughter moves out. On past experience we know she would not do this. So how could we ensure notification happens?
Also is there anything we can do to ensure that my granddaughter gets looked after properly now that the mother is getting money for her upkeep? Up until now she has not even been providing food for her, my granddaughter has been buying food with money obtained from either her father or boyfriend, and coming to me for meals several times a week.
Sorry I'm rambling again - I just want to make sure you have as much information as possible.
I look forward to your answers.