hi, divorced 10 months, thought all done and sorted. ex had pay off she requested, took all she wanted in household goods , car etc, and signed a
separation agreement on all this and hrs /
contact over our children.she was recently caught not declaring new bloke living with her, and as result had
benefits frozen. blames me, so threatning to stop contact with kids as told
separation agreement not legal document, and wont account for nothing in court. any help / info much appreciated.
Sorry for your grief- I can really relate to your pain.
Firstly- although it is not a court signed contact
agreement, it does carry weight. Is your seperation agreement in writing? If you want to make it legal, fill out a C100
pay the local court fee and wait for your quick 1/2 hr in court to get it stamped
When completing the form- keep it simple.
Say there is a seperation agreement but because she blames you for her benefit being stopped that she has stopped contact (she will have had to stop it rather than threaten to).
Send a copy of the agreement, and say you want it turned into a legally binding document.
Hang on - before you go charging off to court, you need to consider and attempt non-court dispute resolutions, ie
. You will need to have part of the C100
form completed by the mediator prior to submitting the C100
thanks again, I am in
mediation next Wednesday. she says she doesn''t want to go, and we should sort / agree ourselves. but I am honestly getting upset and abused all the time, and just don''t have any finances to fight, plus don''t know what to do. so thanks again x