If I signed a Separation Agreement in Canada where I was married and lived, which was filed with the provincial court, but wasn''t an actual court order is it enforceable in Britain, where I now live?
My understanding is that it only becomes enforceable if it is either registered with the English courts, or if my stbx files for divorce in Canada, making it a federal issue - which I believe then would be enforceable in the UK - is this correct?
I have already started divorce proceedings via the English courts - if I ask for an order to be made here regarding finances, will that then be enforceable in Canada?
The canadian agreement states that I must pay $1000 a month - around 660 pounds, but I am on Jobseekers and DLA and also have a partner and child to support - my stbx is working full time, only earning minimum wage, or slightly over. There were no children from the marriage .We are both in our early 40s and were married 7 years. We separated 3 years ago and I have not been able to pay spousal support for the past 2.
I''m really more concerned with the legal implications of a british court order in Canada. We really want to move back to Canada, but are afraid the original Separation Agreement will take precedence there over any English court ruling??