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15 Feb 08 #14064 by sexysadie
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You can't have a lump sum in lieu of maintenance, I'm afraid: you will just have to hope csa catch up with him eventually. I would take your solicitor's advice and try and get half the equity. You are entitled to the child maintenance anyway.

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16 Feb 08 #14122 by Fiona
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In the past a lump sum payment for CM wasn't possible because if benefits were claimed the CSA had to become involved. However, as I understand, because this requirement is being done away with in May 2008 now it should be possible for a couple to agree on a lump sum with the proviso that should CM is claimed in the future a sum of money is paid back.

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