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Maintenance abroad

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04 Feb 08 #12747 by chip
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Haven't asked my solicitor this yet (just starting out) but does anyone know if the ex-partner moves abroad (Australia) are they legally bound to pay maintenance? :unsure:

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04 Feb 08 #12758 by Fiona
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Yes, if necessary there are Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Order arrangements with Australia, although in the first instance you need a UK court order to enforce.

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04 Feb 08 #12837 by chip
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Thanks, that helps.:)

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07 Feb 08 #13152 by honeysuckle
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Hi, i'm about to go through the same thing, as my ex has had a canadian g/f for the last 18months and he visits her every month for four days!!
He has approached our two young children and told them that in the future he will be moving there, which upsets them greatly, but i also wonder whether i will receive anything from him once he goes, as i think he will saythat he is not working. Hope things work out for you

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07 Feb 08 #13198 by Newbie
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Just check if he really moves abroad! My ex claimed that he moved to Australia - in reality he stayed where he was and I had to hire a private investigator to confirm that he was still under British jurisdiction! Took me one more year to get him to court to start the process of getting maintenance payments for his now 3-year old son.

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18 Feb 08 #14230 by chip
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Thanks for replies. He doesn't know I know about Australia. Recieved an answerphone message to our home phone from an Australian recruitment company he'd sent his CV to asking him to contact them! Not definate at moment, he's trying to keep it to himself but not that clever!

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