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Enforcing a court order

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29 Mar 12 #320748 by Munchkin07
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If there is an agreement in the recital of an order - ie. x agrees to pay £xxx global child maintenance on a monthly basis, what do I do if he now does not pay. CSA do not want to know as it is court order, and yet it is in the recital.

Any advice very much appreciated - why on earth did I think this would end at the final hearing.

Many thanks,

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30 Mar 12 #320797 by jonathancj
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How about attaching his earnings? If it''s expressed as an agreement, this has contractual force. A failure to pay is a breach of contract and the court has enforcement powers. It may be best to use the new procedure under FPR r.33.3(1)(b) where you just ask for such enforcement order as the court thinks fit. Then the judge can work out what''s best.

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