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11 Nov 07 #6390 by DOLLIANN
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I have been seperated from husband for six years and have legal deed of seperation in which I agreed to pay half the divorce proceeding cost..god knows why I must have been under the influence!! anyway six years go by and nothing said, he sees our daughter every six to eight weeks when he diegns to call and make arrangement and lives with a new partner and her child..received CSA payment of £186 for past five years then wrote to them last month saying that this didnt seem enough and they recalculated to 225.00 with backpayment of 87.00 due to august...i received the 225 but not the 87.00 so texted him and got text back saying he was starting divorce proceedings that would cost 300quid and my half was 150.00 was he was keeping 87.00 quid and i could either send him a chq for 63.00 quid or he would deduct from next months payment!! incidently the CSA payment is all he has ever contributed he has never bought our daughter as much as a pair of school shoes or a coat and I paid for private schooling for her for the first two years so i could continue working the two jobs i do. Two questions if anyone can help me please 1. Can he legally deduct this money from maintenance 2. is the cost of a divorce £300.00??? please someone help if you can .... can't say this is the best thing that ever happened to me six weeks before christmas and feeling pretty bloody hard doneby at the momentm thx Dolly

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11 Nov 07 #6397 by kevgall
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I suggest you see a solicitor, if you are on a low income you will quailfy for legal aid!! My x2b has and don't I know it!!! I am currently in the process of getting divorced and it has cost me over £1000 pound so far, if he has nothing in writing regarding the gareement of paying half the costs, then he hasn't got a leg to stand on i'm afraid!!! B)

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11 Nov 07 #6406 by Angel557
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As he has been assessed by the CSA this is how much they say he is required to pay, of course they can only give you what ever he pays , but what he misses in payments will end up being arrears.

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11 Nov 07 #6408 by Ruku
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Hi, my divorce costs were £800 pounds, i was the petitioner, refused to pay
half, like he wanted, because i said he was the cause of marriage breakdown.
He even presented statement, saying lies, about me that i was the cause, went
to court on the day decri, nisi was announced, judge made all the cost in
my favour. worth fighting for it, dont give up. ruku

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