I have a Court Order with the father of my child which he has been paying (reluctantly) monthly. He has now contacted the CMS and opened a case in a bid to reduce the amount he has been ordered to pay. I don’t want the CMS involved as I don’t trust them (I question their capabilities) and they assess the amount owed based on his declared earnings to HMRC but he has overseas assets, rental properties in the UK and a private pension (which he is receiving) that are not declared to HMRC and as HMRC are pretty useless I doubt they would attempt to find this out, whereas in a Court, the babydaddy has to produce all this information.
The CMS have asked me if I want to accept the case, which I don’t want to, I would much rather it goes via a mediator or back to Court for a Variation Order. Has anyone had experience with this or something similar? Do both parties have to agree to use CMS or can a case progress with just the paying parent opening a case?
I’m sorry you have had that experience. The phone lines can get very busy. I have just checked with my helpline manager and if you were to call now you would have a couple of people in front of you. Unfortunately it can at times take a long time to get through but please do keep trying.