I have an ongoing case with CMS, I am a father to 2 boys aged 13 and 11 . My ex (mum of the older 2) has gone to CMS, we went our separate ways in 2014. In September that year she then wrote to me and said she wasn't going to pay for anything to do with the children anymore and that she wasn't going to take the children to any extra-curricula activities.
Both children's child benefit was in my name until Feb 2018 when they changed for the one-child because to them they couldn't conclusively say who has main parenting duties. This hasn't deterred CMS who are charging me maintenance for both children.
I see my children every day as I have to take them to extra-curricula activities then return them to their mum after:-
Monday straight after work I go and pick up our youngest and take him for football
Tuesday I go and pick up the eldest and take for rugby
Wednesday I go and pick up the eldest for Football
Thursday to Sunday I have them
Until September this year, I paid for all clothes, uniform, school dinners, school transport, school activities, extra-curricula activities and taking them wherever they need to be. I do all the picking up and dropping off as my ex won't do any of that. I am the contact with schools, I applied for their school places, attended appeals when school places were not awarded, I schedule and attend all school meetings, doctors appointments etc but somehow all this counts for nothing and maybe because I am a father it is assumed all sorts.
My ex is a nurse who works rotas so her availability is inconsistent and the result is I have the children just as much as her if not more as the example calendars I have attached show (but CMS are not interested in them it is her word against mine). I am at my wits end with them and they have sent a DEO to my workplace demanding I pay £915/month.
What incentive do they have to close my case if they are making so much money off me
I mean a child arrangement order where the children live with you, and your ex has a contact arrangement. That way, you would be claiming child benefit, and you ex would be paying you child maintenance.