Wonder if anyone can help?
My partner has been separated for 2 years and has always
Paid £620 a month maintenance for his 2 children,he is
Struggling to pay that amount each month and contacted
Csa who advised it should be £408 a month,he had signed a
Deed of Separation that stated the monthly maintenance be
£620 but now is disagreeing with this.
His ex wife is threatening to stop all accsses and not continue
With the divorce and serve a court order on him.
He hadn''t said he wouldn''t pay,just that he felt the payments
Were too high.
Any advice as to what to do now?
He can try to negotiate a new agreement perhaps with the help of a mediator, apply to the CSA for an assessment or apply to court for a financial order to settle the finances once and for all. In the first instance it would be reasonable to write formally setting out his position. Does the Separation Agreement state the money is paid for the benefit of the child?
His wife needs reminding that contact and child maintenance are different issues and treated separately and the children shouldn''t be used as a weapon against the other parent. If contact arrangements cannot be resolved between them there is little alternative than apply to court for an order.
We were hoping it wouldn''t have to go through courts and seeing as she earns £60.000 a year she is in the far better position.
But looks like it''s going to be unavoidable.
Thanks for replying