parents must provide csa with details on care of children
Both parents must provide the Child Support Agency (CSA) with the specific details on how they care for their children because this will be used by the CSA in determining how much care each parent has of their children. The details are necessary in determining the child support each parent must pay. If one parent fails to provide the required information the CSA will rely on the details provided by the other parent.
It is recommended for parents to keep a diary or calendar and record the days or time that a child spends with him, when they are under his care or spends the night with him. It would also be good to detail the reasons for any changes to the normal care arrangements. If such details cannot be accurately provided and the CSA cannot establish the exact number nights the children are in a parent’s care, it will make a determination based on the information given by the other parent.
The CSA has a care estimator formula which is helpful in working out how much care is provided by the parent for the children. Information about care, including tables and worksheets are available online. The CSA may be called for queries at 131272.
Disclaimer : This article provides basic information only and is not a substitute for a professional or legal advice. It is prudent to obtain legal advice from a family lawyer.