Hello The father of my 5 year old daughter (we are not married) pays me £400 per month maintenance. On checking Companies House information I see he is running a business where he has two directorships including shareholdings, both companies have turnover of 600,000 + and 700,000+. I understand he should be paying me 15% of his net earnings. Should he be paying me more based on this information and should I approach the CSA or get a solicitor? I really can't afford to lose what I am already receiving from him. Kind regards Claire
ps Just to add he has 2 boys from a previous marriage.
By way of voluntary arrangement. It was an informal friendly "deal" and regrettably three years ago he stopped seeing our daughter (his choice).
Yes I have. I work for an accountancy firm so can access Companies House information easily. There is a holding company and two subsidiaries which as well as his salary I am sure he is drawing dividends. Unfortunately he has submitted abbreviated accounts only which doesn't disclose this information.
When we were last together in 2009 he was earning £65,000 salary gross and looking at the accounts I believe he is earning much more and I don't believe I am receiving 15% of his net earnings.
His dividends would be declared on his tax return wouldn't it? Would he have to provide this if I went through CSA? Is CSA the only option I have and do you think it's worth the risk going that route?
Good morning Clare
As yet still waiting for your reply.
Will I be getting your advice today?
Thanks Clare and no probs about the delay.
I will approach and try to reach an agreement and then consider the CSA.
Just one more query please.
As he works for a relatively small firm in insolvency it is my understanding he may be hiding a chunk of his earnings and receive an amount by an alternative source.
My point is that if it went the official route I fear it will backfire on me and I will get less or would it be that if it went to appeal would the CSA court take into consideration the fact that he has been paying me £400 maintenance every month since our daughter was born.
I suppose I am looking for reassurance of not been awarded less than I am already getting as £400 is better than nothing and don't want to jeopardise that!
The bot***** *****ne is, shall I rock the boat?