my current gross is £45k per annum. CSA have calculated £389 per month which according to their rules is correct.
my ex wife has leapt to CSA from court order. CSA say I am £280 in arrears.
my ex wife is taking me to court for £1800. That's court order amount since November 2014 when I returned to work. It's worded in very careful legal speak not referencing other debt, this would be settled. In addition I pay £1500 court costs
I. have argued with her solicitor that having been out of work for 16 months and although I attempted to continue paying the court order. I could not after April 2014. my mistake through lack of knowledge was not going back to court for a variance.
The CSA have told me court order are for 12 months only. then I would have only to pay £7 a week or£30 a week.
using that logic I argue that in the 16 months at £30 or £480 but have paid £2330. her solicitor has argued for £306 a month and so I have calculated that my payments would start again in May. which I have duly done.
What confuses me my ex wife accepted non payment from April 2014 only to raise this in February.
so it seems letter of law versus fairness and justness of the law.
I have always paid well above CSA levels and paid thousands extra for my kids school trips. my eldest was ill when 18 and I had no hesitation to pay for an extra year when he could return to school. as I result I would expect something of an understanding from my ex wife when I was unemployed.
add to that my last letter made a fair offer with a statement if I hadn't hear back by April 30th then I would assume that the deal had been accepted. on 28th I chased the solicitor for answer and proof that my youngest was at school not an apprenticeship. no answer was ever received.
The next correspondence was from CSA on 2 June and then court summons for payment of £1800.
so you can imagine my confusion.