The Child Support Agency has released a new list of the worst excuses parents give for dodging child support payments - including a sex-change Dad who said 'he' was no longer the 'father' of the children.
Work and Pensions Minister Maria Miller said: "Most parents do what's right for their children but, as these ridiculous excuses show, there is still a hardcore trying to avoid paying what they owe. Our reforms will support parents to make their own family-based arrangements and free up the state service to chase those who refuse to co-operate."
Check out some of the silliest reasons for avoidance in our slideshow below:
One footballer Dad, who earned £4,000 a week, said he couldn't pay because of the cost of his Ferrari
One Dad said he had bought sweets for his child and was not paying more
The dog ate my child support letter was another common excuse
A sex-change father said he had become a she and so was no longer the 'father' of the children