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12 Apr 12 #323336 by debbiedoodaa
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I have been asked to disclose finances for a Consent Order. We both agreed when we separated three years ago not to disclose and to not make any claims apart from myself putting a legal charge on the former marital home.
I have now been asked to declare finances for a Consent Order.
The part that bothers me is all assets and finances on my part including my pension and home have all been gained post marriage by myself. On paper I am financially better off and it does not reflect that I walked away without a pot to pee in at the time.
I am also worried that when the ex sees that I am earning more than him he will try even harder to wriggle out of maintenance which I had to go to the csa for in the first place.
Do I really have to declare finances? especially as they are not related to the marriage

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12 Apr 12 #323337 by WhiteRose
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Hi Debbie,

If he is paying Cm via the CSA, it doesn''t matter what your income is! If you earned £10 per week or £1000.00 per week - he would still have to pay Cm at % of his income.

It may however affect your agreement over other matters Family Home, SM, division of debts, pension etc.

WR

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12 Apr 12 #323340 by debbiedoodaa
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thanks for the speedy reply white rose.
I am worried that he will try to wriggle out of maintenance by reducing hours. He already refuses to do overtime etc.
I have not claimed for any of his pension and have started my own pension since the separation. I bought my own home (with family help for the deposit).
Declaring assets made post marriage seems irrelevent.

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