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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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I currently part own a house with my live in partner.

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Hi there. I currently part own a house with my live in partner. Together we have 2 sons. He has a daughter he doesn't see to someone else. He hasn't been working and isn't in receipt of any benefits so therefore hasn't been making any contributions to the CSA. He has been keeping them up to date with his circumstances and they said fine.... just let us know if ur circumstances change. Then 2 days ago sheriff officers issued him with a court summons with 14 days to pay £1800. There is no way this is possible so they said what will happen is they will make him bankrupt and auction the house. Is this correct? They can make me and my sons homeless. Surely l have rights to the house?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. What is the summons for and has he seen a copy of the application?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The summons is a charge for payment on a liability order of the child support act. He has a copy here they left with him
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've sent a copy of the summons he was issued with...
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Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Sorry I have not received a copy of the summons.

Has there ever been a child maintenance calculation in the past?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There was yrs ago and he had been making payments until he had to give up work to care for his parents. Dad is now dead and his mum is in care. He now stays at home looking after our youngest while l work part time. Makes more sense rather than pay for childcare
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for confirming. Unfortunately, if he had not informed them of his change of circumstances and they did not update their calculation he would still be liable to pay based on the original calculation.

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Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

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