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will i get mps

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12 Apr 12 #323393 by sim5355
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hi!i wanted to know if i have a good chance of getting mps as i have my first court hearing in june
my age is 46 my ex50
three children 19,17 still at college and 9
i have received one payment to date of cm from the csa for £229.
i am unemployed and on jobseekers i also get child tax credit and family allowence on two children.
he pays the mortgage and endowments which total £330 per month i pay for utilities which are £50 water,£200 gas & elec £45 cable £12 tv licence the upkeep of car ,food and clothes for 4

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12 Apr 12 #323406 by Fiona
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What are your husband''s income and living costs?

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13 Apr 12 #323421 by sim5355
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i dont know his income as we have been seperated for nearly 2 years and divorced for 9 months it was around 24000 but he is self employed and i think he is showing around 17000 now.he lives with his mother

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13 Apr 12 #323424 by MrsMathsisfun
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If he is paying all the of the mortgage and cm he is already paying spousal maintenance.

Are you saying if he stops paying this would you be able to claim MPS then I would think yes because he has proved he is able to prove support in the two years since you separated.

Whether he would be expected to pay spousal maintenanace once the finances are sorted would depend upon lots of different factors.

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