Hello, I am a new subscriber & wonder if somebody can assist me. Ex husband & I divorced in 2002 - prior to CSA new regulations so they can''t help me. Court order was set at £250. For first couple of years he only paid what he could afford, roughly £175. Some months missed alltogether when he was in prison. For last 8 years or so he has paid the required £250 with no problem. His salary has been around £60k apparently & I have never asked for a increase. Last September he decided he did not want to see our daughter any longer as he found her pre-teenage behaviour not suitable for him. He then decided to pay me £150 which is now £800 in arrears. He started seeing her again after 5 mths. I applied to the courts to recover the arrears. He has now applied for a variation. He says he can pay the £150 & when his finances improve he can put this to £200. He now co-habits with a woman with 3 children aged 16, 21 & 24 (latter 2 working). She is a nurse so am guessing salary of about £35k. They are expecting a new baby next month. He also tells our daughter now he has been sacked. I don''t know whether to accept the £150 but when will I know when his finances improve & if we go to court & he has lost his job, will I end up with nothing ?? I am at a complete loss. Thank you in anticipation if anybody can help. I have since remarried & we have a 7 yr old by-the-way.
Hi, thanks for responding. I have only had to pay £40 court registration for my original request to claim arrears. He''s actually worked for a solicitor for the past 10 years so might know a few tricks himself. I hate the thought of having to provide all my financial information & actually facing him. My fear is that I end up with nothing. I am also thinking of my daughter as she has been badly affected by his actions over the years & his rejection last year. I don''t want her to be worrying about this too.