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my ex partner has run his own buisness for the last 20 years

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my ex partner has run his own buisness for the last 20 years approx. we split up when our two girls were 10 and 8 years old and he has, after an initial battle always payed maintenaince to me of £200 per month per child until they finished their education. I did contact the CSA on two occations when my ex decided to no longer keep up the payments and failed to inform me, only when they contacted him did he continue my payments.
Our children are now young adults of 21 and 19. My question is this-is it possible to find out and claim backdated maintenance if i suspect that my ex partner has been paying me less than he should ? I was never able to ask him for more as i feared he would make life more difficult and it would affect the children. thankyou. i am grateful for any advice.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 3 years ago.
Do you have a contact order in place?
Expert:  Stuart J replied 3 years ago.

Sorry, ignore the previous post. I was looking at children's ages when you split. Brain fade!

What is the basis of your suspicion?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

my suspicions are based on the fact that my ex would never reveal his earnings during the 13 years we were together or after our split , he left me with debts that he incurred but seems to have had disposable income to spend on many foreign holidays, renovation to his home whilst my children and myself have been living in a mortgaged sub-standard house.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Unfortunately there is simply no way of claiming back maintenance whatever the reason for your suspicion - it is simply not legally possible.
The only people who have that power are the CSA if there is an existing assessment
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


would it be worth a try contacting the CSA ? im not sure what an existing assesment means but i did have contact with them in the passed however i didnt pursue a claim as i feared my ex would use this and it would impact on the girls.


is this a regret i will have to live with?


 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


are you able to reply to my last message ?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Relist: Answer came too late.
was hoping for a more speedy reply and happy for any expert advice. thankyou
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
My apologies for the delay I have been off line.
In order for a CSA assessment to have been made you would have needed to make a formal claim.
If you have never done so then there is no point in contacting them I am afraid
Claire

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