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    Lesleyjb1
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    Hi everyone. Just applied to cms for maintenance.  I have seen my ex’s latest p60.  Clearly shows a large wage.  Even though he’s now working under an umbrella company he is obviously still having wages go through his limited company.  The csa have used info from his accountant rather than his p60 so the amount awarded is low despite his large wage.   Typically I find this out on a weekend when csa is closed.   Any one had experience of this ???  X

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    Nikki-79
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    I too am interested in this. My ex has a good income and saw this when we were together. He pays himself a small wage and lives off the Business. When I spoke to the CMS they suggested this would be classed as his dividend And that they could look into this I’m not sure how would appreciate if someone has had the same experiences and how this was overcome

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    Lesleyjb1
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    Hi.  I also mentioned the fact he gets quarterly dividends and they said they couldn’t take these into account.   And I could ask for them to investigate but this could take absolutely ages.   Makes you so mad x

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    Casperc88
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    I’m going through something similar. My ex and I share custody (against Cafcass recommendations) for 3 children.
    my ex over the last year has made it his mission to destroy me financially. He has managed to be awarded not only shared custody but half of my child benefit & now he doesn’t have to pay cms for the child he is awarded CB for. How they can randomly pick one child of 3 I don’t know! The thing is dad is self employed in many of his businesses. He has declared an income of only 12,000 PA. his lifestyle when I was with him 5 years ago and now is not consistent with that level of income, my income is £15,000 PA and dad is coming after me to pay him maintenance.
    cutting a long story short I left him in the divorce very financially happy- houses, savings, private pension, furniture (I just needed to get away from him) – I thought that would be enough for him to leave me alone. I KNOW he earns much more money, for one the mortgage payments wouldn’t be covered by his declared wage & the 10k gold bar he recently purchased at a shop a friend works at also wouldn’t be possible to buy on 12k PA salary. He has stayed before it’s loaned money that he uses not an income! what can I do to get his looked into? As he runs a family businesses I suspect he is paying his mum and dad (directors) his  hidden wage & he takes the rest as a directors loan. Please help.
    I have a home with no carpets, I work hard, I struggle financially to make ends meet currently. The £55 I get for 3 kids is better than nothing, but if I have to pay him this I honestly dont think I could handle this anymore. Hes got away with rape, he was awarded 50/50 custody. Surely he can’t get away with this now too? Myself and the kids are victims in this but I feel as though I’m being punished. Dad has recently had his home extended, bought the kids a hot tub, Mac computers… they have en-suite bedrooms…. This really is a genuine mis justice situation that everyone who knows about it can’t seem to u deed rand how. I don’t even care about the money anymore- it’s the lies that get me & I just want this stopped!

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    Lesleyjb1
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    Casperc88 it is so utterly frustrating when I read your post.  How are these men getting away with it.  I know dam well what my ex earns each year but because maintenance is based on his tax returns it shows minimum wage.   Soooooo frustrating.  He lives in a mortgage free £450k house.  Has 2 cars.  One he keeps in Marbella at his holiday home.  Seriously sickens me how he can “legally” declare a minimum wage when he so obviously isn’t.  Apparently it would be up to me to prove any different wage etc.  I feel like I’m hitting head against a brick wall.
    I really hope your situation improves.  It’s got to be awful for you.  We suffered abusive behaviour when we were with him and still suffer his controlling ways.   My children are 11 and 17 but the hurt and upset is still there as they understand what he did/is doing.
    Really hope you get something sorted and keep your chin up and try to think positive.   Sending you a virtual hug 🤗

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    Casperc88
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    Hi Lesley,

    thank you for replying. As awful as it sounds it’s comforting to know I’m not alone in this. I totally understand your situation too, they sound very similar. If I find answers I will be sure to post them here for you too. Sending you a big virtual hug back. Best of luck x

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