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Maintenance Pending Suit (again)

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20 Nov 07 #7144 by scottishlady
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Hi Folks....
My sol had applied to the court for MPS approx 2-3 weeks ago.... along with ancillary relief...
I thought these were two seperate issues?
I spoke with my sol earlier, and she said that as the court had 'requested' my STBX to file his form E etc by 21st December... the MPS would be addressed at our 'First Appointment' on 4th Feb...When I expressed 'concern' at this... she told me that as my STBX was paying the mortgage and council tax (approx £450 per month)... it would be seen by the courts that he WAS infact paying 'maintenance'...
Now....I am very 'grateful' that my STBX is paying the mortgage and council tax.... but, as he earns approx 1K per week... and I earn approx 180 quid a week...I thought that perhaps he should be 'contributing' a little more than 450 quid per MONTH....
I am VERY confused....
She said the only way to 'bring it forward' would be if I had 'doubts' that my STBX wasn't paying these 'debts'....
So.... basically.... he is 'laughing'????

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21 Nov 07 #7171 by Specialdad
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The courts would only treat it as an emergency if you were receiving nothing I suspect.

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21 Nov 07 #7180 by soulmanuk
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mine has not paid a penny for 13months. all i have been told is that it is my fault and in my best interest to pay debt and take it off the settlement. i cant afford the debt on my own she is spending money on holidays and saying she as nothing. she is living debt free with her new partner. i am struggling to make ends meet. i have been asking to get something sorted out and i get no response except its my fault and can i cut down on my sons dinner money and can my daughter make more of a contribution. the only one not paying the debt is my stbx

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21 Nov 07 #7187 by Specialdad
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I guess it is best to take to your creditors to make them aware of the situation before they take you to court for not paying your debts.

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21 Nov 07 #7202 by soulmanuk
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creditors cant understand how she is getting away with it, she has not provided any proof that she cant pay, she just says she cant and wont

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