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Hi all, this is my first time on here, am hoping for some help.
My estranged husband has a CS debt, the CSA keep sending me letters telling me that 'I' am responsible (not him) to pay his debt, they also keep sending
requests to my employer to deduct CS from my pay my employer refuses. In 2006 they took money from my bank account that was soley in my name.
I am sick and tired of the constant harrassment by that department, i have lodged numerous complaints even
one in 2009 to Parliament about them, they investigated me and found i had nothing to do with any of this, they left me alone for a while but now they are at it again.
I need a way to stop them harrassing me for money that i clearly dont owe.
Oh wow, they have no right to try and make you pay your ex's debt.

Have you contacted the ombudsman? There is probably other stuff you can do, hopefully someone here will give you some better advice. I am stunned they would stoop so low…probably shouldn't be though.
Put your complaints in writing to the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Minister for DHS and C$A.
Can you send me some more detail by whisper or private post as I will take this up with the senior executive at the CSA immediately. On what grounds (legislation or rule) are they suggesting they can deduct CS from your pay through your employer for your estranged husbands debt....

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overit said
…but now they are at it again.
I need a way to stop them harrassing me for money that i clearly dont owe.
The only way you will do this is to front up and sort it out directly. They will continue to issue you with demands, garnishee orders and get stuck in to your employer until they are so over it you will likely loose your job or quit out of sheer frustration. Even then you will be deemed as fit and able to work so will be assessed at an earnings level. You will need to deal with this unfortunately and get some finality or it will continue to drive you to sheer desperation. I have read your private messages and cannot suggest any other way out other than to get this looked into at the highest level. Writing to the minister will be a complete waste of time from replies I have read in relation to other cases where there has been  a reply from the ministers office.

MikeT may have some alternate solution.


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I can't think of any other way around. They have simply got the facts wrong. However, I would contradict Secretary_SPCA in regards to contacting the minister as even though there may be a low chance of the minister doing anything if they do do something then I believe that the CSA will then jump. Furthermore, a record of yet another wrongdoing may be made which may count in the future. As such I'd suggest complaining/objecting of the ongoing harassment that you receive from the CSA not acting on information provided that clearly indicates that you are not the liable parent…….. I'd suggest complaining to the DHS Minister (Brendan O'Connolly), the Ombudsman, your local Federal MP and the CSA.
overit,

have you had any progress on this? Your outcome is of interest to us on this forum. This could happen to any of us.

SPCA, what does Sen Exec CSA say about this scenario? It must be completely illegal to garnish overit's wage/bank in this fashion.
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