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My ex moved to spain and stopped maintenance

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11 years 4 months ago #117266 by dippydoorer
Hi my name is Michelle,i have two sons whom my ex used to pay £150 per month for their up keep!
He moved to Spain a few years ago and continued paying this until 15 months ago saying he was skint and couldn't afford this.
I offered to lower the payments but he just said that there was nothing i could do to claim off him because he now lives in Spain and that i didn't have a leg to stand on.
Is he correct or is he just winding me up?

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11 years 4 months ago #117267 by perrypower
Replied by perrypower on topic Re:My ex moved to spain and stopped maintenance
Was the child support payments volunatry, court ordered or through the CSA?

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11 years 4 months ago #117269 by Fiona
If there is no existing court order either by consent or imposed, the first step is to apply to court for a child maintenance order. Once you have an order the court will help you with applying for a Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Order. The application is sent to the REMO section of the Official Solicitors Office where it is checked and forwarded to the central authority in Spain. The order can then be registered and enforced in the Spanish courts. See;

www.officialsolicitor.gov.uk/os/remo.htm

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