Child Support Agency 13th May 2011
PO Box 43
For the attention of Mr. XXX XXXXXXX XXXX
Case Ref : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
NI no XXXXXXXXXX
You have recently corresponded with my local MP Mr XXXXXXXX XXXXXXX who recommended that I contacted you asap, I have made 2 attempts the second resulted in the call being taken by the offending XXXXXX who was the last person I previously spoke to at your office some time ago) and as expected and already advised to Mr.XXXXXX I would expect this to be futile so offer you a written explanation including extracts from a correspondence I have past to the DWP Minister*
Whilst most of this will not concern you as it seems even if my ex partner won a million on the lottery you would still pursue me to the point of ruin, which is where I was when XXXXXX seemed content to take any funds from my estate?? , this after going to some lengths to explain I was bankrupt, the pressures had subsequently resulted more recently being out of work for almost 2 years.
I have returned to work and earlier this year took on a full time role as dustman on low pay at under £17,000 PA and along with my wife's spasmodic teaching work I had hope to be in a better position financially in a year from now. We also have to pay a premium rate mortgage which could increase substantially in the next few months which is of concern as if left to the current status quo we just about get by day to day and breath a sigh of relief if we make it to a weekend without an 'event' such as emergency repairs or other unexpected expenditure.
I have today resigned from my position so whilst you will receive just one payment, I do not intend to return to work until you withdraw your unrealistic claim for my wife and I to subsidize my ex partners lavish lifestyle whilst we struggle.
You may suggest this is wreckless in these difficult financial times and given it will fall on my wife to provide and pay the mortgage, which I suspect means we will lose our home. but it is no more wreckless then an organisation such as yours that seems to work above and beyond the norms of recognised law ( Sexual and racial to name but 2) and how one person can be scrutinised in this fashion , whilst the other is allowed to get away Scott free!, here is part of the aforementioned letter
*In brief, I went to Court in March 2004 knowing my former partner and mother to my two sons would not adopt a conciliatory approach, so after several court appearances that year, we came before HHJ Viljeon on 20th October 2004, who granted me (us) a Joint Residency Order, shared care and equal contact, this is very rare in family court procedure and was witnessed by a Cafcass Officer.
This order I felt would be fair and reasonable for my boys until they attended Secondary Education, ( my youngest started last September, 40 years to the day after I did), when I believed they would be mature enough to make their own decisions regarding contact and which parent to see on what day. I had offered flexible working practices so as to accommodate my children's needs to the maximum.
In 2006, and after being the only parent to collect and return the children to the former family home and school, I married my now Wife and together we bought a home equal distance to both Schools. I felt I was serving my Children's best interests fully and remained working through Agencies so that I could determine which days not to work, so as to be on hand for contact. Sadly the mother took a very different view and as early as Christmas 2004 she sought to disrupt Christmas contact. On that occasion the Judge ruled in our favour and the first Christmas contact remained in place, but from then to this date she has sought to disrupt matters.
The endless returning to Court had a high financial toll on me, I was unable to fund further Solicitors, so thanks to you colleague, XXXX XXXXX MP who introduced me to the late Ian McKay, I was able to benefit from his support as a 'McKenzie Friend' until his untimely death. I always vowed not to become a Campaigner, as he was, but have gleaned some useful information from around the World, as in Australia, from the time Kevin Rudd came to office in 2007 to date, some 15,000+ people have taken their lives through CSA intimidation.I would suggest a similar number have also been lost in the UK and Canada and in the USA, where the numbers top 100,000 per year, a correlation has been made between returning Service Personnel finishing a tour of Afghanistan or Iraq to find the country they served, turn their back on them in their hour of need back home relating to family matters. (In fact when all else was lost to me and I suggested to XXXXXX at Plymouth, 'What if I dropped dead tomorrow?', his curt reply was, 'No matter Mr. Farmer, we will simply take it from your estate'. 'What Estate I asked?' How can you deal with people like this?
The subsequent toll on my finances was £35.000 for Legal Fees in 2004, £25,000 deposit on the second family home plus a reduction in work due to an amount of time I sought to be there for my children and in turn the cost of providing for them, sent me into Bankruptcy in 2008. The result is my ex-partner along with her new partner was able to obtain my former family home at a peppercorn rate and they now live their 'mortgage-free'. In the same weekend as I was informed of this, I was told I stood to have my family home repossessed, that I had fought to preserve for my Wife and I, my Sons and Stepdaughter and only early access to my Pension at the age of 50 allowed me to secure our home, but the Pension I contributed to for the previous 30 years is only worth £100 per month to me today. This amount currently pays my mother back for a loan to pay for a 14 year old van I bought to travel to work each day as a low-paid Dustman in Mr. XXXXXX's constituency and this follows 2 years of unemployment due in no small part to the stress the above situation had brought me and the resulting depression.
My Sons have been withheld from me by the mother since 19th September 2007 in spite of Court orders to the contrary, so the £35,000 spent to obtain the court order it was not worth the paper it is written on and whilst the mother and her new partner both work, live in my former family home and currently have an Attendance Officer from XXXXXXXXXXXXX County Council looking into why she takes the Boys on so many Holidays during School Term time to such a degree it is affecting their progress in School, she seems immune to scrutiny.
My Wife and I now have the burden of a Premium Rate Mortgage and whilst unemployed have had to sell many of our personal possessions simply to provide food and now whilst in a less opulent position I am expected to supplement my former partner's lives, when I have to say I have paid and paid again and there is no more I can offer from my modest salary and my Wife's Supply Teaching work which precludes us from numerous holidays and in fact we have to carefully budget for every day basics, so the prejudice shown by the CSA needs to be addressed and whilst they claim what occurred in Family Court is not their concern, I am just one Man who far from being an absent Dad lives just half a mile away, but because the CSA know and have always known my whereabouts, see me as a soft target and fail to consider the mother's status, (sexual discrimination) and would they pursue a Father so robustly if he resided on a Traveller Site, (racial discrimination).
A Father with no human rights?
This should be played at my funeral;
This should be written on my epitaph;
What was the fucking point?
Australian Child Support Agency death toll since
Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister: 15180 clients
How many is it where you are?
What is the ultimate cost?