Hope someone can help. My husband needs to fill out the form E again as part of an application to vary maintenance temporarily.
Under Income Needs he has condensed it all into about 3 broad categrories e.g.
* Loan and debt repayments = £X
* Maintenace = £X
* Living expenses = £X
I think he feels like he deosn''t have to go into same detail on his living costs as first time round (3 yrs ago) because he''s not out to prove that his living costs have increased, but simply that for a short period he will be earning less so wants to pay correspondingly less SM as he won''t be able to afford to the current amount.
I have read lots on this site that seems to indicate that, because the court will review the entire situation afresh almost, he should treat this Form E as if he were doing it for the first time again.
Should I be encouraging him to fill this out in more detail than he currently is?
Detail is king. The more you can provide the more "amo" your solicitors will have. I have spent countless hours running formulas in spreadsheets and itemising every expenditure I, we, she has spent in marriage and after. What I have learned is 1. We over-leveraged 2. Her head is up her butt as what she is claiming to need is vastly more than what was needed when there was a family of 5.
He is self-repping so no solicitors for us. Am mainly concerned about being asked to provide more detail when the first hearing arrives and then ahving to spend time doing it anyway, but potentially adding another 3 months onto the process....