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Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
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Back in 1992 the CSA advised that my ex-husband was due

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Hi - back in 1992 the CSA advised that my ex-husband was due XXX$ in child support for our two children - he was unable to pay this so we had an agreement that if and when he came into some money he would pay. He has just sold his house and may be now willing to pay his due! If he didn't willingly pay the debt, is there any legal action I can take? Divorce was in Qld.
Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 2 years ago.
Good Evening, My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.Did you forgive it through the CSA and have an agreement he would pay you? Do you have anything in writing?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi - not sure what you mean by 'forgive' it through the CSA - I did at one stage early on ask them to pursue it however you can't get blood out of a stone and he was working in PNG for a lot of years. He and I came to an arrangement that when he got ahead he would repay me - unbelievably this has now happened as he has sold his house in Qld - nothing in writing just a verbal agreement which he may uphold however if he doesn't that's where I'm wondering what my legal stance would be??
thanks
Expert:  Leon replied 2 years ago.
If you did not forgive it (tell them you were prepared to let it go) then you contact them and advise them he has sold the house. If he has not settled they can register a caveat to stop him taking the money. Does he have a debt with the CSA?