Isle of Wight males taken to court docket for unpaid little one assist
THREE Isle of Wight fathers have been made subject of liability orders — to make them pay outstanding child support.
Among them, a 35-year-old from Shanklin was ordered to pay £11,045.28 in child support — for the period between September 5, 2020, and January 21, 2022.
Another — a 48-year-old from Sandown — was ordered to pay £8,508 in outstanding child support, for the period between April 16, 2013, and October 22, 2016.
The third — a 33-year-old man from Cowes — was ordered to pay £1,080.16, for the period between March 14, 2017, and November 26, 2021.
All three cases were heard at North Somerset Magistrates’ Court on March 25.
A liability order gives additional powers for collecting the debt owed.
Any parents in need of help and advice on the subject of child maintenance can contact the Isle of Wight branch of Citizens Advice.
A spokesperson said: “Parents who are experiencing difficulties with child maintenance payments or any other family issues can approach us for free, confidential, impartial advice.
“We have comprehensive information on our website which details your rights and options for action if you are owed child maintenance.”
This advice covers situations when there is a private arrangement and also when the arrangement is via the Child Support Agency (CSA).
Anyone having difficulty with their finances, including meeting obligations for child maintenance payments, can get specialist advice on debt and money from the Money Advice team.