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Age of liability 1 week 6 days ago #108701

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Hello folks,

New to the forum but here to ask a question relating to my son and my grandson.

My son was 14 when he got the new girlfriend, also 14, pregnant.

They were both 15 when my grandson was born, back in 2008.

At the time we did some research and were told that the CSA would not be able to get involved with any child maintenance claim, then or in the future.

Can anyone confirm this?

They lived in my house, as a couple, for the first 3 years of my Grandsons life, before they split up. Over the past 9 years there has been very intermittent access, sometimes we've not seen him for years at a time. We don't know where the mum lives, though my son has been seeing his child on a Sunday recently.

Now the mum is claiming she wants more money, although my son has been paying an arranged amount for years. She's quoting a figure from the CMS website, etc.

Does anyone else have experience of this, regarding the ages of the parents at time of birth etc?

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Age of liability 1 week 6 days ago #108705


I am only aware that either parent can make a new CMS claim if they want to. If the mother makes a claim next week, then CMS will expect the dad to make payments from the date the mother signed up with CMS.

They will not be backdating payments for x number of years. As both parents are adult age now, I don't see why CMS would be against maintenance payments going through them. You could ring them for advice.

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