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VIC Child Support Agency Says I Have a Debt - Any Legal Recourse?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by john phillips, 8 June 2016.

  1. john phillips

    john phillips Member

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    From May 2014 through toDecemberr 2014, I did not pay any child support mainly due to financial constraints. Prior to this I had a private agreement and payed even when i was out of work out of my savings. May of that year my ex decided to go through the agency and as i never read any letters from csa as for many years i was on a private agreement didnt find out till much later.

    Long story short: over this 8 month period I earned $37000 gross during this period but they have done an estimate on my previous year's earnings of $120000 and arose at a debt of $14000 which now has escalated to over $18000 as I can't redress this. I currently pay two parties $240 and $100 a week. I have been informed as I didn't notify them in a timely manner I have to pay this debt. The initial debt is almost 50% of my gross earnings fir this period.

    Is there any legal recourse to me to have this debt reflect my actual earnings? CSA ( Child Support Agency) don't seem to care.
     
  2. MartyK

    MartyK Well-Known Member

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    You have already objected to the decision of the CSP? You can take it to the AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal). If still unsuccessful, next step is Court.
     
  3. john phillips

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    No as yet I haven't. Thank you Marty.
     

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