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Can any one help? My child is now 20, I stopped paying

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Can any one help? My child is now 20, I stopped paying maitaince on her 18th birthday as she was out of education and in full time employment. 10 years ago the CSA wrote to me sayng if I paid them £880 pounds they would quash all arrears and I was to oay my ex partner direct, which I did.
I received month or so ago a letter stating my child is now longer eligible for maitainace and case closed.Then this week 3 letters claiming that theyhave decided I know need to pay this debt of £19000 and will put a deduction of earnings on me for£500 a month the following month!!
Apart from this amount will break me,Can theydo this after 10 years plus taking a settlement of £880?Any Help would be usefull.I have no contact with my daughter and she changed he name 5 years ago.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have had no assessment or means test just a letter stating they will take this amount by AOE , All of the letters have not got my N.I. number on . I have not been informed of any court action to this case! Can this be a stab in the dark to try and collect money from myself.?
I have payed a settlement fee over 10 years ago, so dosnt a statue of limitations stand after this spent period?
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

When did the arrears actually arise?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They were alleged over 10 years plus as I had paid my ex cash but had no proof and things were and still are very sour between us.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.

So they all date back over 10 years - they accept that you have paid since then?