I often meet people who who need help and advice on the CSA's rules and child support law, parents rights and child support payments.
On this page you will find help and advice on CSA, child support, the CSA law and child support rules, fathers rights. Are you paying too much child support? Are you receiving too little CSA payments. Are you paying too much child support? What is Fathers 4 Justice? Visit the CSA website, identify the CSA laws and rules that apply.
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Calculate how much child maintenance is likely to be due. Please note that this website can only give you a rough guide to how much child support you may be asked to pay or might expect to receive. There are a number of exceptions to the child support agency rules. Child support rules on the exceptions.
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Will the CSA's (CMEC) "Name & Shame" List make Dodgy Absent Fathers Pay? .
Single mothers have been asking if they want their former partner' to be named and shamed as a absent father who has failed to support his children, on the Child Support Agency's website. The move came as the Work and Pension’s Secretary, John Hutton published the Bill that is to replace the CSA with a new commission the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission (CMEC). The Bill will also contain new powers to fine absent fathers, deduct money direct from their bank account, take away passports and impose curfews. The commission will share information on parents with credit agencies, potentially affecting future loan or mortgage applications. It can also charge absent parents for the cost of pursuing them if they default on payments.
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Child Support Agency Advice
Children deserve to be loved and cared for in all ways. Parents have a duty to love their children and to support them financially. It is necessary to provide children with education and other necessities to ensure their overall development, especially in the case of non-resident parents. Non-resident parents are those who do not live with their children, but still have the moral and legal responsibility to contribute to their welfare and development. This can be overseen by the Child Support Agency. The Child Support Agency (CSA) is a UK government executive agency that calculates CSA payments (i.e. how much child maintenance is due). The CSA has the power to collect and transfer payments from a non-resident parent to the person charged with the care of the child. Child maintenance, or child support, is provided by a non-resident parent to help cover the cost of raising his / her child. It is paid to the person with whom the child lives (usually the other parent). The recipient is referred to as the "person/parent with care."
It is immensely important to seek advice before filling out any CSA forms in order to be aware of any rights and to know exactly what to include in any documents. Good advice provides all the details you need to keep in mind when dealing with the CSA. For example, you should not give the CSA your home, work or mobile telephone numbers, since you need written evidence of any correspondence. Insist on dealing via letters or recorded meetings.
Use a CSA Calculator to determine how much child maintenance will likely be due. Take care not to provide the CSA with your bank details. Don't make any payments directly to your ex; always pay the CSA. Make payments with Giro slips. I know in difficult time we all need more money but please also, make sure that you send letters to the CSA with recorded delivery and keep copies of all correspondence as evidence. Instruct your employers not to provide any information to the CSA via telephone. Information should always be requested and delivered via legal letters.
If you have problems with your CSA case, don't ring them yourself as this will likely bear no fruit. Make an in-person visit to your local MP, who can deal with the CSA on your behalf using special powers. If your ex-partner starts working, you can ask him/her to withdraw from the CSA system and adopt the new working families tax credits. Also, try to find out how the CSA system works and learn about rules that you can use for your own good.
It is the responsibility of the CSA to ensure that parents who live apart from their children continue to provide child support. Help with child support is essential to getting a fair and good deal.
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