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Financial Consent Order for Child Maintenance

  • shadymike9
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16 Oct 20 #514474 by shadymike9
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My stbx & I have agreed that I'd be paying a specified amount per month for the upkeep of our son. The amount exceeds the CMS calculations however, it's for child maintenance and not spousal. STBX & myself should have no financial and ideally the order should specify a Clean Break.

The draft order includes a Life Assurance policy to compensate stbx, a will that hands over estate to stbx incase of my untimely death and an undertaking to divulge financial info to stbx.

I can't imagine the above are standard clauses. Can anybody advise? Can I request these be deleted?

Thanks in Advance

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17 Oct 20 #514485 by hadenoughnow
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I think life insurance to protect child support is pretty standard.

The point of a clean break is that the ex has no further claim. I would not be too keen on any clause that tied you into making a will in a particular way. What if you meet a new partner, have more children??

It is reasonable to have to share say P60s to ensure CM is properly calculated. Anything more would seem unduly intrusive.

A Consent Order needs both parties to agree. If you aren't happy with the clauses, don't agree to them being included.


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