My ex husband is not paying his arrears off my maintainance,

@jugsjugs (13046)
November 29, 2009 4:15pm CST
i am fed up of waiting for the £7000 that he owes me that i have been waiting for now for over 7 years.The CSA knew he was selling his house as well as buying things,yet still they did not act quicker than they could of,so i am now in the process of putting in a large claim off them as i was instructed to do,but now i am putting in a claim for all the interest that i would have had as well.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
29 Nov 09
My son's father owes me around $4000 in back child support that he is not paying. When he has a job they will take money out of his check, but after just a short period of time he will quit or get fired from his job, so that he no longer has to pay. It is getting ridiculous.
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
29 Nov 09
lilybug, if he can't keep a job, then he needs to be put away in a jail cell. He is supposed to pay that Child Support regardless! They do put guys in jail when they don't pay Child Support.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
30 Nov 09
Not till they hit $5000 behind and he always works for a little bit when he gets really close to the $5000 mark.
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
29 Nov 09
Hello ms jugs Honey I don't blame you one bit for doing that. He has to learn some how or another. I guess it doesn't matter where you live that the Child Support Agency always drags their feet. I wish you the best and hope that you get your back pay as well as anything else that you can get. Keep Smiling.
• United States
1 Dec 09
You are just too kind jugs. Thanks for the BR. I enjoy reading your discussions. Keep up the good work. You are doing a fine job. Have a great week and I will look forward in reading your discussions. Keep smiling.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
3 Dec 09
Good luck to you. I don't think you will get the interest, but who knows.
@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Dec 09
Well, I certainly hope you get it. My daughter was getting hers straight along and now it just stopped right when we needed it the most and were depending on it. It really burns me too. He is such a low life and says nasty things about my daughter when he was older and creepier. Sometimes men are just not worth the trouble!!
@doormouse (4619)
30 Nov 09
i don't blame you at all,i've been lucky with the csa,they've been good to me and get every last penny they can out of my ex,7 years is a takin the mickey,have you spoke to your local MP,i did when my ex wasn't paying and he got it sorted in 6 months
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
30 Nov 09
I know a girl who is owed over $ 12,000.00 here in Trinidad. That is not as much as you but the thing is that people lets these debts accumulate. it is very hard to pay out money over a broken relationship as well as it is hard to be left penniless after one. I think its such a hopeless situation for people when their relationships go over the wall.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
30 Nov 09
Good for you!
@benny128 (3624)
30 Nov 09
hey jugs, to be honest the csa are a nightmare think you got more chance of seeing father xmas in a fish shop lol, have you ever thought about a small claims court really easy to do and cost I believe about £50 to set up (could be wrong but its not expensive). Just another option you might consider.
• Pamplona, Spain
30 Nov 09
Hiya jugs, You do that before he manages to get away with it. Hope time is on your side this time.
@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
30 Nov 09
GOOD LUCK!!! He knows the ONLY way he can get under your skin is to not pay you & he's enjoying it!!!
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
30 Nov 09
Go for it! I get tired of all these cheats who dont pay their ex partner what they owe. Whether its for child support or property settlement, there are still people in separation agreements, who think they are owed more than what they really are, or owe money themselves and think they can find a way out of it. I dont know your laws in the US in regard to this. It's quite hard to cheat now in Australia. The tax agency, child support agency and the family court all have the power to sell your assetts, or take money from your pay. But I think you had beter sct on it quickly, as there may be a time limit to what you can claim.
@GardenGerty (90288)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Nov 09
I cannot say that I blame you there. If the people who are supposed to be helping you are not doing what they should, you have to take it upon yourself to go after what is owed. As long as he can get away with not paying you, he will.
29 Nov 09
Hi jugs, I would just keep gargering them till you get them to sorted, my friend done that and she got what was owing to her in the end., Good luck. Tamara
@Hatley (157952)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Nov 09
hi jugsjugs he should have paid that to you when he sold his house and the csa should have seen to it. wow. hope now you can force him to pay that plus the interest that accrued. here is hoping that he complies this time.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
29 Nov 09
Do what you have to do! Your ex-husband sounds like a he knows how to get around the system! So many father's do this and it isn't fair! To the mother or the children! I hope you can get the money he owns from him! Keep fighting until he does! Good luck!
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
29 Nov 09
Hi Jugs. I've been waiting for the same amount for 4 years, and have taken the same action as you! Good luck :) Karen
@savypat (20248)
• United States
29 Nov 09
That is rightfully yours, Good Luck
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
29 Nov 09
You may need to take him straight and directly to court for this. Make sure that you have all of your paperwork, evidence and any witnesses with you. This matter needs to be taken care of!