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27 Feb 08 #15180 by tonyb78
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I have seperated from my wife whom lives in the Philippines (Manila) she is about to make a claim for child support, I am led to beleive that REMO will contact me and will be built with through a local court.

I earn around £26000 P.A before tax how much would she get

anybody had any dealings with them?

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27 Feb 08 #15181 by Fiona
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The level of child support will be determined according to the rules in the Philippines.

What happens is your ex applies to court in the Philippines where the level of maintenance is set. She takes this to the central authority there who approach the central authority in the UK to enforce the order here.

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27 Feb 08 #15184 by tonyb78
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there seems to be some confusion or maybe on my part!

The court over here in the UK said they are the ones to set the amount, I might be wrong, although if it is set overseas how can I ensure it is correct as there is a lot of corruption over there.


thanks in advance

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27 Feb 08 #15187 by Fiona
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OK. It depends on the circumstances. If you are divorcing here CM could be set by a court here which is then enforced through reciprocal arrangements. Otherwise CM is usually determined in the jurisdiction where the child habitually lives.

The point is an order has to be made first before it can be enforced.

Court ordered maintenance for children in the UK is based on the child's need and your ability to pay. The courts have discretion and treat each case separately so it's difficult to determine what you are likely to pay. If the child lived in the UK you would pay CSA rates of 15% of net income for one child.

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27 Feb 08 #15188 by tonyb78
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Right so since the child lives over there they will set what they want each month, right? So if that is the case can I appeal over here to our courts since I live here?

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27 Feb 08 #15190 by Fiona
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My understanding is the courts in the UK would just be responsible for enforcing an order according to the law here for maintenance awarded by the Philippine court so you would need to appeal there against the amount payable.

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27 Feb 08 #15191 by tonyb78
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I think I need to seek legal advice on this one or wait for something to come through, I can't see how any court could make a judgement without knowing all "facts & figures" and just making an order on heresay.

fiona thanks for your advice to date, I'll let you know when and if I hear anything.

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