How to advise a friend?

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  • #46
    Thanks Brb. I think it's outrageous too. My friend plans to appeal.

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    • #47
      Someone has got their figures wrong. IF your friend takes home £1000 per month - the maximum he would pay is 20% of that figure - i.e. £200 per month. The figure would be further reduced for nights he has his two boys.

      So either CSA have got the figures wrong, or your friend has told you the wrong figures.

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      • #48
        £1000 per month as a salary works out as less than the minimum wage. Does he only work part-time?
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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        • #49
          That's after tax.

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          • #50
            The CSA figures do sound very high, even so.
            'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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            • #51
              If there is a debt to the CSA from before he started paying then he will be expected to start paying that off as well as the support payment, once that is paid up to date the monthly amount should drop.
              I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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              • #52
                Thanks, yes that makes sense.

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                • #53
                  My friend needs help again folks.

                  Yesterday his boys arrived to stay the weekend, and told him they are going on holiday to Africa on the 26th with their mum. My friend had heard nothing about this, so made some enquiries with the extended family who he is still on good terms with. (The mum denies there is a holiday planned at all.)

                  The result of this is even more concerning, because he has been told that the mum intends to leave them in Africa.

                  He has been to the CAB about this, and their (laughable) suggestion is that he also go to the airport and tells the police that the boys are not to travel.

                  This would easily be thwarted by them leaving before the 26th. Any suggestions?

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                  • #54
                    I think you need to ask a 'family law' forum, especially one that might have some ideas about how to get an injunction quickly.

                    http://community.findlaw.co.uk/family-law-10/
                    I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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                    • #55
                      Thanks JTA.

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                      • #56
                        My friend's CSA debt is still causing troubles for him:

                        He has been paying his council tax by manual instalments rather than by direct debit. Unfortunately he forgot to pay his instalment in July, and rather than accept two payments this month, the council say they require the full balance outstanding, or they will send bailiffs.

                        Surely this is a little over the top? Any ideas?

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                        • #57
                          Careful with council tax, you can go to jail over that.

                          A). He needs to start sorting things for himself rather than through a (very helpful & supportive ) friend.
                          B) Go see CaB for debt advice and/or contact national debt advice service.


                          Sorry on 'phone now, laptop b+++ered, will try to post links later.

                          Good luck to you both..!
                          I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                          • #58
                            Thanks Artful.

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                            • #59
                              Good stuff here...
                              http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/englan...your_debts.htm

                              &

                              http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/englan...ax_arrears.pdf

                              & these people...
                              http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/
                              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                              • #60
                                Thanks Artful.

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