How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Clare Your Own Question

Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: UK Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 28582
Experience:  25 years experience of all aspects of family law
Type Your UK Family Law Question Here...
Clare is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Hi. My ex has now got CSA involved in our situation. We came

Customer Question

Hi. My ex has now got CSA involved in our situation. We came to an agreement which was both fair and affordable for me. I take my son out on every occasion that I can when i'm not working..and spend money on him. More than what some dads do for their children. CSA are now demanding an amount out of me a month which is just not affordable, as I have to pay rent and live etc which isn't cheap these days. If it was in my choice, then I would have my son living here with me, but I never got that choice as she walked out on me for someone else and took my son with her. We also took a loan out for a car together,which we used to pay half each for, and i'm now left paying the whole loan on my own..due to her cancelling her half of the direct debit to my account. Because of her actions I can barely afford to live as it is, i do pay for my child each and every month and have never slipped up. I just really cant afford to pay what CSA are wanting from me and in all honestly, i'd rather buy my son clothes, toys, food, pay for school stuff and take him out etc rather than have to give her money to pay her bills. I don't see how that's fair and I'd like some professional advice what to do. Please help.
Thankyou. Tom
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question.
I will do my best to assist you but I need some further information first.
How much do you earn after tax and insurance and how much is the CSA assessment.
How many nights a week does the child spend with you and who now has the car?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

no more than one night but i take him to and from school most days and ive got the car due to her being the one who left me with everything.The loan wasn't just for the car anyway, the loan was spent on other things which she now has.

Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
And the figures?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

last month 1700 after tax and NI

Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
And what is the assessment?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

250 pounds

Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
You can view this answer by clicking here to Register or Login and paying $3.
If you've already paid for this answer, simply Login.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

  • A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks! Rick Leeds, UK
< Last | Next >
  • A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks! Rick Leeds, UK
  • I did not know a French Law service existed and I was very impressed with the speed of reply --- very professional. Many thanks! Ms. Baker Alfafar, Spain
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie USA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC

Meet The Experts:

  • Jo C.


    Satisfied Customers:

    Over 5 years in practice.
< Last | Next >
  • Jo C.'s Avatar

    Jo C.


    Satisfied Customers:

    Over 5 years in practice.
  • jusleen's Avatar


    Family Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    Qualified Family Solicitor practising family law since 1999. Member of resolution.
  • Joanne B's Avatar

    Joanne B

    Family Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    Qualified 1999 with over 12 years experience in Family Law.
  • Thomas's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    BA (Hons), PgDip, Practising Solicitor
  • face July 2011.64x64.jpg UKfamsol's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    Woman solicitor, qualified in 1994, specialist in family law, accredited with Resolution
  • Joshua's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    LL.B (Hons), Higher Prof. Dip. Law & Practice
  • INC's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    LL.B, Pg.Dip, LL.M, M.B.A (Pending), Solicitor-Advocate. UK Practising Certificate issued by SRA., DIFC Courts Registered (Dubai)