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Hello, my name is Marcus.
Can I ask where do you and the children live.
No need for a call - the request was automated.
Do you live overseas or work for a British company overseas.
That being the case you cannot be assessed by the Child Maintenance Service as you are out of their jurisdiction.
The mother could seek an order from a court in the UK for child support but if you are in Saudi Arabia - as I believe you are - it would not be enforceable.
If you were within the jurisdiction of the CMS then they would be right in that you cannot discharge a liability for child support by paying it directly to the child, it must be paid to the mother. So anything you paid directly would be considered a voluntary additional payment.
That said though you are not under the jurisdiction of the CMS so you can do what you believe is best - on a voluntary basis.
Sorry I fully understand with whom are the children living and where....
What confused me is that you said :
So the idea of CMS cannot apply; especially when I am taking care of my kids.
That is why I asked for clarification.
So if the children are living with mother you are liable to pay child support directly to the mother.
As I say though you are protected by virtue of where you presently lived.
If you were concerned as regards ***** ***** being neglected you could return to the UK as seek an Child Arrangement Order for the children to live with you.
The test applied by Social Services is very low and the care provided only needs to be good enough.
If you have any specific questions please do ask.
I fully understand now. So does mother still want to be in a relationship with you or were threats madd that if she remained with you they could remove the children.
I understand the point you are making but sadly child support is very black and white. They do not look at the circumstances you are either separated or not and if separated then there is a liability to pay child support.
The is absolutely no discretion as to the circumstances.
Very sadly they can do that. As I say they do not look at the circumstances but will just consider you to be the absent parent and therefore liable to pay child support.