After checking to see whether my Ex has actually paid the £25 in arrears he was meant to stump up on 1st November 2017, (he’d failed to pay), I had to phone the Child Maintenance Service, yet again…..
I spoke to “J”. “J” explained that my Ex had phoned CMS on 7th Nov 2017, and said that he wasn’t happy to pay the £25 per month via the Voluntary Standing Order that he himself had agreed to on 24th Oct 2017! He said he’d felt that he’d been misled. He actually wanted to pay by paperless Direct Debit, so that he didn’t have to keep interacting with the CMS.
After bending to my Ex’s will, and typically failing to consider my feelings, “J” at the CMS agreed to my Ex setting up a Direct Debit. Naturally, the date will be pushed back yet again. This one is due to start for £25 per month on 1st January 2018.
My Ex has a high-powered job. He travels all over the world, pricing up contracts, and lives in a nice house. Yet the CMS are allowing him to pay off the arrears he owes me at the rate of just £25 per month, assuming he actually bothers to pay.
If he doesn’t pay on 1st Jan 2018, “M” said he’ll be sent a warning letter, then, if necessary, they might consider a Deduction of Earnings Order, which could result in a further delay of 3 months to collect the first payment. So my Ex can drag this out indefinitely, he’s already owed me arrears since 2013, now the CMS is letting him drag it out for a further 2 to 3 years.