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CSA and changing the child surname

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by droolinggimp, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. droolinggimp

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    I split up with my ex nearly 2 years ago. I pay £170 per month maintainence.

    My ex wants to change our daughters surname from mine to hers (we wernt married). I belive this comes under somthing like "contesting the father" or somthing like that :confused:

    If i allow her to change the name does this mean I wont have to pay any maintainence?

    I been to the CSA website and cant find any info regarding this.... :lease: help.
    Chris
     
  2. OneEyedStuart

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    'Allowing' her to change the surname of your child will not alter your CSA arrangements, you will still have to pay maintenance.

    Regards
    KH
     
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    No. You'd still be their father after all.
     
  4. droolinggimp

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    Fair enough i suppose.. Thanks for the replys.. :thumbsup:

    made even more miserable :(
     
  5. Miyazaki

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    Oh god poor you :rolleyes: Heaven forbid your support your own children! :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes exactly.
     
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    :thumbsup:

    It is only the child who will suffer if you do not pay. It should not be used as a point scoring exercise against your Ex. You pay maintainence for YOUR child, not her.
     
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    Complain as much as you like about the CSA you still have the duty to maintain your own child. Obviously I have no idea about your income but I would have said that £170.00 is not that much. So we're talking about 40 quid a week for food, shelter, clothing etc...

    KH
     
  9. GJC

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    Assuming she actually spends that money on the child and not fags, booze, etc. Im all for paying maintenance but think the onus should be on the recipiant to prove where the money is being spent. Receipts would be a good start. Personally I think the whole CSA system is wrong and it fails to deliver money to the children.

    Like everything though there will always be good and bad examples of a system.
     
  10. OneEyedStuart

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    Hi,

    the CSA has it's faults there is no doubt about that, however many many more single parents now recieve maintenance who otherwise wouldn't have recieved dick. This can only help the child or children of the parent with care.

    To ask said parent to keep a track record of what each child eats, drinks, wears etc... which would then in turn be presented to the CSA which presumable would re-evaluate the absent parent's maintenance on an ongoing bases would produce a system unwieldy beyond belief and could never be workable.

    We live in an imperfect world. I would like to see all absent parents live up to their repsonsibilities and pay a reasonable maintenance to the parent with care. This has shown not to work, so we are lef twith the CSA.

    Flawed yes but better than what was once in place. Hopefully with the new rules regarding maintenance caluclation kicked in the whole process might be a little more slick. As with any government organisation though I wouldn't count on it.

    Regards
    Keith Hurst
     
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    I don't think anybody here is disagreeing that the way maintainance is worked out and paid, could be better. However, the original poster of this thread through the use of his language and smileys, gave the impression (intended or not) he begrudges paying for his child full stop.
     

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