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10 Feb 08 #13405 by kidsinbulgaria
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Q. Can the resident parent living abroad (Bulgaria EU country) request maintenance from the non-resident parent living in the UK ?

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10 Feb 08 #13410 by mike62
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Ihatecruella,
The uk has reciprocal arrangements for child maintenance with many countries through REMO

A list of participating countries is available on the following link - interestingly it does not seem to include Bulgaria

www.csa.gov.uk/en/case/remo.asp#S5

NOTE: Someone else may have better information than me!

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10 Feb 08 #13412 by Newbie
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yes, it's possible. As long as one parent (or the child) lives in the UK the non-resident parent can employ a solicitor and ask for maintenance, even if there are no REMO agreements with the country in force.

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10 Feb 08 #13419 by kidsinbulgaria
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Thanks Mike62

Most Q&A's seem geared around non-resident dads going abroad to escape paying...

Mine is different where I paid up till they left, CSA would then not collect as resident parent outside of UK.

Would prefer to use my money as a flight fund to go and see them regularly.. rather than lining my ex-wifes already filled deep pockets.

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10 Feb 08 #13421 by kidsinbulgaria
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Thanks newbie

is there anywhere I can read up on that ?


seems strange that my ex-wife can run off 1,000's miles away with my kids then ask me to pay for them !!

don't mind paying but would then restrict me going over to see them...

catch 22 - pay and can't afford to visit, or don't pay and can afford to visit

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10 Feb 08 #13436 by Fiona
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A judgment concerning maintenance given in one EU Member State is recognised in other Member States and can be enforced.

ec.europa.eu/civiljustice/maintenance_cl...ance_claim_ec_en.htm

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10 Feb 08 #13437 by kidsinbulgaria
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Thanks Fiona,

Interesting reading.

(never had a court judgement against me as voluntarily paid maintenance direct to my ex-wife from moment we split till the day she emigrated. CSA were involved purely to oversee and not to collect etc)

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