hi, im new to this forum, wonder if anyone can be kind enough to help me with a problem. My divorce is in its final stages after a year and a half (phew). I am currently on benefits, and will be hopefully be in work in a few months time. We could not agree on how some assets can be divided so finally agreed that they would go in a trust fund for the kids, would i also be able to get him to pay maintenance into the kids trust account, or would that be classed as maintenance and so i would have to declare it to the benefits office, ps so far he has not paid any maintenance as he has not been in a position to do so but now might have a promise of some work. Sorry i hope this makes some sense!
thank you so much for your reply, the solicitor still has to draw the trust deed, its a bit complicated because it involves property, ex wanted to put in there that he wants the rent of the property to be paid as maintenance, but after reading your post, would it better if we worded the rent to be paid into the trust fund and not as maintenance? I will definately declare this to to the Benefits Office, oh ex would like nothing better then to try and get me into some kind of trouble! Who would know whether this trust fund would effect my benefits? Thanks again