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Can I Get Back Pay for Child Maintenance?

By: Lorna Elliott LLB (hons), Barrister - Updated: 30 Apr 2016 |
 
Maintenance Child Support Arrears

Q.

I was divorced in 2007 after a 5 year marriage (including 2 years separated). We have a 5 year old child and I'm the resident parent.

My ex has been very lax in paying maintenance, for a long time we got nothing and then £9 a week which has now stopped. My main question is would we be entitled to back payments for maintenance not received in the past?

(S.F, 18 February 2009)

A.

This will depend on whether or not you have already contacted the Child Support Agency. Although you have mentioned 'maintenance' in your question, this can be by agreement or by court order so I will answer as though firstly you have put in a claim with the CSA, and secondly as though you haven’t already put in a claim.

If You Have Made a Claim Through The CSA

You mention that for a long time you received nothing, but this then changed to £9 a week. If this payment of £9 per week was facilitated through the Child Support Agency, i.e. you have already put in a claim for maintenance, you will be entitled to claim arrears back to the date on which the CSA first contacted your ex-husband.

The CSA can take a long time to process claims and to calculate how much money a non-resident parent should pay, and this could mean that your ex-husband suddenly receives a large bill. If he thought that it was unfair he would be able to challenge it. However, once the CSA are involved in a child support case, they almost never write off the arrears. Your husband could go bankrupt and would still owe his child support arrears.

If You Have Not Made a Claim Through The CSA

If your husband has been very lax about paying voluntary child support, my advice to you would be to contact the CSA as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the CSA cannot recoup payments that your ex husband promised to pay you in the past under a voluntary or informal arrangement.

However, you may be able to take civil legal action against your ex husband to try to recover the missed payments through the courts.

If your ex husband was ordered to pay maintenance as part of your divorce settlement and he has now stopped paying under this agreement, this can have very serious consequences for him (as he’s flouting a court order.) If this is the case you should consult your family law solicitor as you may need to go back to court.

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Me and my ex have joint custody of our son due to this he believes that he doesn't have to give me ANY child support towards our son of whom is with me majority of the time he also thinks that what our son does with him is his business and vice versa. I'm the mum I receive the child benefit for our son and also our son only spends 2 nights a week by his father. Am I entitled to child support from the father and if so can it be backdated? Our son is 3 years old and he has never given me a penny towards nursery and general upkeep for our child!!
Diamond - 30-Apr-16 @ 9:34 AM
alex - Your Question:
I have been unemployed for a number of years and have been deducted an amount every fortnight from my benefit entitlement. I may potentially of secured a full time job. Do I have to pay extra for the years I've been unemployed???

Our Response:
You will have to inform the CSA/CMS of any changes, please see link here. It's if you do not inform them when you can find yourself in hot water and subject to arrears. You will not have to pay extra for the years you have been unemployed, but you may have to pay extra once you start your job.
ChildSupportLaws - 28-Apr-16 @ 11:18 AM
I have been unemployed for a number of years and have been deducted an amount every fortnight from my benefit entitlement. I may potentially of secured a full time job. Do I have to pay extra for the years I've been unemployed???
alex - 27-Apr-16 @ 10:30 AM
Hi, My partner and ex have seperated and had a verbal agreement for 1 year, after the ex not paying a CMS claim was opened, however after continual harassment the claim was closed without a payment being made and an agreement was drafted in an agreement through a solicitor (but not through court or in an arrangement order) there is another missed payment and now it is to go to CMS. Can a small claim be put in for the missed payments as there was a verbal agreement, or is it something the court is unlikely to award? Thanks in advance,
mrn - 19-Apr-16 @ 7:38 PM
Connie - Your Question:
Hi, my daughter's father I were never married. I am a US citizen; he is a New Zealand citizen who is married to a UK citizen since 1999. He lives and works in the UK and I believe he now has UK citizenship as well. I checked with several US lawyers shortly after my daughter was born but it was too expensive for me to hire anyone to establish paternity and child support. My state's attorney's office said they couldn't handle international child support petitions. In 2014, I learned that the UK and the US have a reciprocity agreement that makes obtaining child support much easier now. I immediately filed an application for paternity and CS through my state (Illinois) in October 2014. I am still waiting. My question is this. will I be able to obtain retroactive child support? My daughter is now 17 but a junior in high school with plans to go to college after high school. My daughter's father has known about and acknowledged her existence since she was born in 1998. He has visited her 2x in the US, but refuses to pay child support. He owns a very successful tattoo salon in England now.

Our Response:
As a rule you are entitled to retrospective child maintenance payments from the date you first claim. However, if the agency responsible for the claim is finding it difficult to extract money from your ex,i.e if he is only declaring a minimum income via the HMRC, or managing to find some tax loophole that says he is not earning money, then you will still find this difficult. You don't say why or what tactics he has managed to avoid paying, but unfortunately it is hard for money to be extracted where money is not declared. Your only option then would be to seek legal advice about taking the matter to court, which will cost.
ChildSupportLaws - 18-Apr-16 @ 2:37 PM
Hi, my daughter's father I were never married.I am a US citizen; he is a New Zealand citizen who is married to a UK citizen since 1999.He lives and works in the UK and I believe he now has UK citizenship as well.I checked with several US lawyers shortly after my daughter was born but it was too expensive for me to hire anyone to establish paternity and childsupport.My state's attorney's office said they couldn't handle international child support petitions.In 2014, I learned that the UK and the US have a reciprocity agreement that makes obtaining child support much easier now.I immediately filed an application for paternity and CS through my state (Illinois) in October 2014.I am still waiting.My question is this... will I be able to obtain retroactive child support?My daughter is now 17 but a junior in high school with plans to go to college after high school.My daughter's father has known about and acknowledged her existence since she was born in 1998.He has visited her 2x in the US, but refuses to pay child support.He owns a very successful tattoo salon in England now.
Connie - 18-Apr-16 @ 2:12 AM
Lumy - Your Question:
Hello, I will try to ask my question short and tell you also the story to the question.I meet the father of the child over internet, we discussed both that we want a family and children, after 3 month I came to the Uk, he is from Bangladesh, after a month and 2 weeks I found out I m pregnant.I started to ask question regarding the purpose of the marriage, having now a working place and colleagues that were advising me( im from Romania), and they said his purpose is only to marry me for papers and then I refused this marriage.We had a fight I called the police and he run, he was working in a restaurant in harefiel, Indian one, now I suppose he is still working in an other Indian Restaurant not far from there. Metropolitan police is searching for him.I returned to Romania, and my pregnancy is 9 weeks, I have prove he is the child and also the police took DNA samples, it cand be always proven, what can I do in this case to have maintenance, support from fim until the child 18years old and ater? he is earning arround 1200 monthly and he is working without papers, of course he is illegal in UK.Please advice.Thank you

Our Response:
It is a tricky situation if your ex is not registered as working legally in this country. It means Child Maintenance Services would not be able to trace his employment records through the HMRC, therefore it would not be able to chase him for child maintenance. If he is caught by the police it is likely if he is an overstayer that he will be deported back to his home country. You would have to seek legal advice in your home country on whether you have any options. Unfortunately, trying to track him down will not be an easy process.
ChildSupportLaws - 15-Apr-16 @ 9:58 AM
Hello, I will try to ask my question short and tell you also the story to the question.I meet the father of the child over internet, we discussed both that we want a family and children, after 3 month I came to the Uk, he is from Bangladesh, after a month and 2 weeks I found out I m pregnant.I started to ask question regarding the purpose of the marriage, having now a working place and colleagues that were advising me( im from Romania), and they said his purpose is only to marry me for papers and then I refused this marriage.We had a fight I called the police and he run, he was working in a restaurant in harefiel, Indian one, now I suppose he is still working in an other Indian Restaurant not far from there. Metropolitan police is searching for him.I returned to Romania, and my pregnancy is 9 weeks, I have prove he is the child and also the police took DNA samples, it cand be always proven, what can I do in this case to have maintenance, support from fim until the child 18years old and ater? he is earning arround 1200 monthly and he is working without papers, of course he is illegal in UK.Please advice.Thank you.
Lumy - 14-Apr-16 @ 10:09 AM
Miss O - Your Question:
My case has recently closed with the CSA, but my ex continues not to pay. The CSA took him to court in the passed and then my ex started paying £8 pwA letter from the CSA says my ex owes me £4500 can I take him to court to get this money, if so how? He works self employed and keeps ducking and diving I have applied to the new Child Maintance options but to be honest the CSA were crap and I can't be dealing with going round in circles again. I'm thinking if I take him to court then the high court I might stand a better and quicker chance of getting the money owed

Our Response:
I suggest you take some legal advice on this before you take the matter to court. Yes, it is possble to do this, however, one of the loopholes self-employed paying parents can slip through is to make their accounts look as though they are not earning enough to pay child maintenance either through sporadic work patterns or having high expenses v income tax returns etc. Therefore, it means the court too will be unable to extract the money and you may be left with court costs and still no maintenance agreement in place. Therefore, legal advice is advised before you try to pursue this.
ChildSupportLaws - 13-Apr-16 @ 11:47 AM
My case has recently closed with the CSA, but my ex continues not to pay. The CSA took him to court in the passed and then my ex started paying £8 pw A letter from the CSA says my ex owes me £4500 can I take him to court to get this money, if so how? He works self employed and keeps ducking and diving I have applied to the new Child Maintance options but to be honest the CSA were crap and I can't be dealing with going round in circles again. I'm thinking if I take him to court then the high court I might stand a better and quicker chance of getting the money owed
Miss O - 12-Apr-16 @ 12:12 PM
Evisar - Your Question:
Hi, my ex has been very determined to avoid paying anything. When our case with CSA was opened he was unemployed but within months moved into a high-paying job which he did not tell them (or me) about. I closed the case in September last year believing he was still unemployed, but was advised to open a new case with Child Maintenance Services. In February CMS finally discovered that my ex had been earning for a year already but the arrears were only backdated to 24 October, for reasons they have not explained. Now my ex has missed two payments and I have asked for us to move over to Collect & Pay but CMS have refused stating that he has to be 'given a chance' to make payments. Unfortunately, my credit card is maxed out, I fall more into debt every day, I do not know what to do. I need a chance! Given that they have decided he is liable for maintenance, how long might it be before they take some action? Weeks? Months? Years? I have been given nothing concrete and am worried the situation may drift along indefinitely.

Our Response:
Unfortunately, I cannot advise on this as I have no perception of the timescales of the CSA, you would have to speak with them directly. In addition, if you feel you have been unfairly treated, you can complain. Please see link: here.
ChildSupportLaws - 11-Apr-16 @ 2:12 PM
Hi, my ex has been very determined to avoid paying anything. When our case with CSA was opened he was unemployed but within months moved into a high-paying job which he did not tell them (or me) about. I closed the case in September last year believing he was still unemployed, but was advised to open a new case with Child Maintenance Services. In February CMS finally discovered that my ex had been earning for a year already but the arrears were only backdated to 24 October, for reasons they have not explained. Now my ex has missed two payments and I have asked for us to move over to Collect & Pay but CMS have refused stating that he has to be 'given a chance' to make payments. Unfortunately, my credit card is maxed out, I fall more into debt every day, I do not know what to do. I need a chance! Given that they have decided he is liable for maintenance, how long might it be before they take some action? Weeks? Months? Years? I have been given nothing concrete and am worried the situation may drift along indefinitely.
Evisar - 10-Apr-16 @ 10:11 PM
Hi, I'm just wondering if my dad still owes maintainance? I'm now 32 but was told that my dad had to pay csa up until the age of 18 through csa and he was already in debt with them but unfortunately my mum passed away when I was 17 and he no longer paid anymore as he felt that now my mum had gone he wouldn't have to pay and we had to look after ourselfs so I'm just wondering if he actually still owes? Obviously I have nothing to do with him anymore but I still know all his contact details. Any help would be very much appreciated,
Shewee - 7-Apr-16 @ 7:32 PM
Spike - Your Question:
My dad left my mum 40Years ago. He had 4 children and never paid a penny in CB. My question is can I or my mother take him to court and claim back money from him? Life was hard back then why should he get away with it!

Our Response:
I'm afraid not. As specified in the article retrospective payments cannot be made unless your mother previously put in a claim to the CSA.
ChildSupportLaws - 6-Apr-16 @ 2:04 PM
My dad left my mum 40 Years ago. He had 4 children and never paid a penny in CB. My question is can I or my mother take him to court and claim back money from him? Life was hard back then why should he get away with it!
Spike - 5-Apr-16 @ 8:06 PM
Hi my daughter is now 1 year old.Her fatherhas lost his job in Sep 2014 and he had no intention of involving in her life. I had contacted CMS and he had been paying me £6.40 per week. In Oct 2015 I found out that he has found a job through CMS and he has paid £250 per month for two month. However he was once again got redundant after 5 weeks and since he had been unemployed. He now has informed me that he has once again got a new job and CMS has written to me informing that he is now going to pay me £65 per week. However it also says he had been earning a gross weekly income between £200-800 in 2015/2016. I had called CMS to confirm and they told me this is a correct information according to HMRC. I am very puzzled by this. If he was earning £200-800 per week in 2015-2016 when he was supposedly unemployed how on earth I was getting only £6.40 per week?
Coco - 2-Apr-16 @ 11:36 PM
My ex has been payin me maintenance for the last 3 month and now wants to go threw csa the calculator says I will get an extra £84 a week from him. He's been paying me £100 each week csa rang 1.4.16 to say he'd put a request in to pay threw them so my question is will he pay me the extra amount from when he put the claim in or will it be back dated to when he 1st started payin me as he wasn't payin what they say he should?
Jacki - 2-Apr-16 @ 9:05 AM
shae1969 - Your Question:
My ex partner has never paid child maintence for our 17 yr. old son even though I have gone through the csa since he was 3months old,they have been no help,now they tell me that I need to contact my ex to arrange any payments!!!! I haven't spoken to him (and have no intention to) for 16 and a half years.hes married with 3 other children AND runs his own business,am I entitled to claim 17years child maintence as my son is still at school in 6th form.why should he get away without paying when he can afford to run a business and go abroad on holidays every year.

Our Response:
In the first instance if you are unhappy with the way you have been treated by the CSA you can complain, please see link here. As specified in the article, you may also have a case to take him to court if he has avoided paying and has been earning. However, for this you would need to seek legal advice as the self-employed can use certain loopholes to make it look as though they are not earning enough to pay child maintenance.
ChildSupportLaws - 31-Mar-16 @ 12:15 PM
My ex partner has never paid child maintence for our 17 yr. old son even though I have gone through the csa since he was 3months old,they have been no help,now they tell me that I need to contact my ex to arrange any payments!!!! I haven't spoken to him (and have no intention to) for 16 and a half years.hes married with 3 other children AND runs his own business,am I entitled to claim 17years child maintence as my son is still at school in 6th form.why should he get away without paying when he can afford to run a business and go abroad on holidays every year.
shae1969 - 30-Mar-16 @ 9:44 AM
bigmomma - Your Question:
My ex used to pay csa money up until my daughter was around the age of 13/14 he then up and left to Australia, I never knew this happened (As per he request he had no contact) until I suddenly received no pymts from him. When I spoke to the CSA they adv he was living abroad he had wrote to them and he no longer had to pay the couldn't do anything for me unless I took him to court then when a judge made a court order they could give the address and then he would have to start paying. Speaking to a friend she called the CSA and they advised that he should have carried on paying and if they had his details this would never have happened!!Where do I stand on back pay?? my daughter is nearly 21. And can I make an actual complaint in regards to this.

Our Response:
You may have a case to answer, especially as he stopped paying mid-agreement. You may wish to find further advice from the Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Order (REMO) Unit helpline, here and/or seek legal advice.
ChildSupportLaws - 24-Mar-16 @ 2:25 PM
My ex used to pay csa money up until my daughter was around the age of 13/14 he then up and left to Australia, I never knew this happened(As per he request he had no contact) until I suddenly received no pymts from him. When I spoke to the CSA they adv he was living abroad he had wrote to them and he no longer had to pay the couldn't do anything for me unless I took him to court then when a judge made a court order they could give the address and then he would have to start paying.Speaking to a friend she called the CSA and they advised that he should have carried on paying and if they had his details this would never have happened!!Where do I stand on back pay?? my daughter is nearly 21. And can I make an actual complaint in regards to this.
bigmomma - 23-Mar-16 @ 11:21 PM
Hi, I just happened to stumble across this website and would like to make my opinion through experience known. Over 30 years ago I had two children to my ex husband, he has only ever paid three payments of maintenance in his entire life time! He has mainly avoided working!I once found out he was working in a shop, so I informed my solicitor at the time and by the time they looked into it he had finished! plus the owner of the repair shop was friendly with my ex husband and he wouldn't admit to him working there! For all it was plain to see him everyday at the shop serving customers!! Eventually I found out he was on the sick on disability benefits for a bad back! For all he would often be known to go fishing! ( swindling the system!) he continued to stay out of work until my youngest more or less left school! Then guess what he eventually started working! and has done ever since! This is so very wrong that woman/ or children of ex partners cannot take these so called ex partners/ fathers to court years later! because some of them literally do avoid maintence payments by playing the system! My ex partner used to get his wife to go out and work because he knew that I could not take her for his child'smaintence. Fathers should be held accountable for missed payments their whole working life! This would stop them deliberately missingpaying child maintence and them avoiding work until the child leaves school! If this was in place you'd probably find them paying maintence when children are younger as they'd then realise there's no way of ever not paying it! The system annoys me! It's so unfair ex partners/fathers are able to just wipe their own kids from a previous relationship under the carpet as if they don't exist! The whole system is so wrong,, it allows fathers like him to have gotten away with it!!
c4rol365 - 15-Mar-16 @ 9:03 PM
Got a phone call from my ex hasbandthe other day saying he had a phone call from Irlandcsaasking qustionshis name N I wifes ex name ecthe did nt know what to make of itwe were divorcedin 88 before the csa come out and in 93 I was contacted by the csafor child sirport but never got a penny from my ex hasbandor ex boyfriend they are now in their 30s (kid)I did ring a number to check this was not a hoaxI was told that when he left I had to clam so I could feed my family now the gov wont this money backwell the situration is my ex husband is mentarelly ill and my ex boyfriend is deadis this true does my ex have to pay it back and the ex boyfriend who left 9 kids and my daughter being the oldest I got told this come out of his estso what happens nowis it a hoaxdoes this go straight to the gov or will some of it go to my 3 kids
Antonia - 12-Mar-16 @ 2:12 PM
Hi,I have a child with this guy who has six other children from other ladies, do I have a right of a child support since he has many children, and I onli have 1 and am working..thank you
hapza - 11-Mar-16 @ 9:27 PM
kele - Your Question:
I am a 30 years old lady. my father has never taken care of me. He has done nothing for me. I didn't even complete my matric because I was never taken care of and I didn't have the means to go to school. so now my question is ,is it possible for him to pay maintenance for me now.

Our Response:
I'm afraid you are long passed the point where your father was responsible for supporting you. If you are based in the UK, then you or your mother cannot apply for retrospective child support payments.
ChildSupportLaws - 11-Mar-16 @ 11:57 AM
bartlebobton - Your Question:
If someone could give advice it would be much appreciated;My dealings with the CSA have a long and complicated history; x2 Tribunals (FTT + UTT). I am labelled as "contentious" My immediate problem is that I was told last August that I could not make an Appeal to a Tribunal because I could not provide all the information the CSA asked for; namely a full tax return, I can't give the CSA something I don't have. This is not a new issue with me and was, one of many issues the earlier Tribunals had to consider. The statement given by the CSA is I believe is in breach of the EU charter of Fundamental Rights Article 47.As a consequence of being told that I could not appeal to a Tribunal the CSA then went ahead and used their own figures to determine what my income was. Their figures are 100pc incorrect. I now find myself with a Lump Sum deduction order; Interim Order. Again, using case law, this is in breach of Article 6 a right to a fair trial. see Karoonian v CMEC; Gibbons v CMEC (2012) On my behalf, my MP wrote twice to Baroness Altmann, I asked for a meeting with her or any Director of the CSA so we could resolve my problems. Both of her responses were wholly unsatisfactory. The suggestion of a meeting was stonewalled.My position is; where do I now? The CSA need to be challenged, but I don't know how to do.or in what court. The only thing I do know is that an Interim Orders quickly becomes a Final Order, as it is nothing more than a rubber stamp. Any advice help/advice much appreciated.BB

Our Response:
I'm afraid this question is outside our remit (we can only answer general questions of a non-specific nature). There are specialised family law legal organisations that deal with CSA complaints. As it has gone this far and is of a complex nature, I suggest you look into this as your next step.
ChildSupportLaws - 11-Mar-16 @ 10:58 AM
I am a 30 years old lady. my father has never taken care of me. He has done nothing for me. I didn't even complete my matric because I was never taken care of and I didn't have the means to go to school. so now my question is ,is it possible for him to pay maintenance for me now.
kele - 10-Mar-16 @ 3:33 PM
If someone could give advice it would be much appreciated; My dealings with the CSA have a long and complicated history; x2 Tribunals (FTT + UTT). I am labelled as "contentious" My immediate problem is that I was told last August that I could not make an Appeal to a Tribunal because I could not provide all the information the CSA asked for; namely a full tax return, I can't give the CSA something I don't have... This is not a new issue with me and was, one of many issues the earlier Tribunals had to consider. The statement given by the CSA is I believeis in breach of the EU charter of Fundamental Rights Article 47. As a consequence of being told that I could not appeal to a Tribunal the CSA then went ahead and used their own figures to determine what my income was. Their figures are 100pc incorrect. I now find myself with a Lump Sum deduction order; Interim Order. Again, using case law, this is in breach of Article 6 a right to a fair trial... seeKaroonian v CMEC; Gibbons v CMEC(2012) On my behalf, my MP wrote twice to Baroness Altmann, I asked for a meeting with her or any Director of the CSA so we could resolve my problems. Both of her responses were wholly unsatisfactory. The suggestion of a meeting was stonewalled. My position is; where do I now? The CSA need to be challenged, but I don't know how to do....or in what court. The only thing I do know is that an Interim Orders quickly becomes a Final Order, as itis nothing more than a rubber stamp. Any advice help/advice much appreciated.. BB
bartlebobton - 10-Mar-16 @ 1:24 PM
If someone could give advice it would be much appreciated; My dealings with the CSA have a long and complicated history; x2 Tribunals (FTT + UTT). I am labelled as "contentious" My immediate problem is that I was told last August that I could not make an Appeal to a Tribunal because I could not provide all the information the CSA asked for; namely a full tax return, I can't give the CSA something I don't have... This is not a new issue with me and was, one of many issues the earlier Tribunals had to consider. The statement given by the CSA is I believeis in breach of the EU charter of Fundamental Rights Article 47. As a consequence of being told that I could not appeal to a Tribunal the CSA then went ahead and used their own figures to determine what my income was. Their figures are 100pc incorrect. I now find myself with a Lump Sum deduction order; Interim Order. Again, using case law, this is in breach of Article 6 a right to a fair trial... seeKaroonian v CMEC; Gibbons v CMEC(2012) On my behalf, my MP wrote twice to Baroness Altmann, I asked for a meeting with her or any Director of the CSA so we could resolve my problems. Both of her responses were wholly unsatisfactory. The suggestion of a meeting was stonewalled. My position is; where do I now? The CSA need to be challenged, but I don't know how to do....or in what court. The only thing I do know is that an Interim Orders quickly becomes a Final Order, as itis nothing more than a rubber stamp. Any advice help/advice much appreciated.. BB
bartlebobton - 10-Mar-16 @ 12:42 PM
Many years ago a young lady knocked at our door and stated that my husband was her father ..she was 21 , we were all in shock...but my husband did say he knw her mother ,her grandparents had raised her as their child and the mother continued in her schooling...they never intended my husband to have any part in her upbringing, her grandparents brought her up,as their own and her mother was her 'sister' .....a family argument brought her to find us ... We've had a limited relationship...she's now reconciled with her mother and ' new father ' ( was raised by this man as his own child since she was a very small girl... My husbands daughter is now 38 .18 years have passed since we first knew of her ...we've not really clicked since our first meeting at 21 ...and with us being in different countries etc it's not been easy to cement relationships...she had a child 5 years ago and at the time was quite vocal that my husband was not " the Grandfather " her step father was ...so honestly our relationship fell flat ..a very sad time for us..she cut off all communication.... We received a very aggressive , threatening message out of the blue from her yesterday ..basically saying she is getting Married , needs money and will get us for back paid child support ..it was quite hate filled...and emotional...we had no idea she is getting married..we have been cut off for the last 5 years... Her message was very very disturbing, which has frightened us in reality...what would our position be? In her mail she wants no relationship, is very upset that her brother s, our children have had a father and she basically wants to take us for all we have....it's an unsettling situation and we are all very upset at the whole content of the email.... Any advise and information would be most welcome
Cookie - 5-Mar-16 @ 5:34 PM
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