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16 May 12 #330972 by rockchick
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Please help anybody ex is still being difficult now he has decided not to pay child maintenance. was part director of joint private company he decided to close this company down in feb which took me of the books since then their has been no standing order set up last month he paid maintenance voluntarily , as he puts it into my account, but this month no money whatsoever he earns 67k after tax of which £2400 goes to mortgage and direct debits i am going through lawyers there should have been a final hearing 2 weeks ago but judge cancelled this, so there is no written order either ,spoke to solicitor about this she is chasing it and she said she is reluctant to go through csa but didnt expand on this she said she didnt want me to be worse off i cannot understand how he can get away with this not paying maintenance for his children he still lives in marital home but divorced and living completely separate lives with no communication. i dont undersstand it seems the right way to get this sorted is through court of which i am doing but if i go through csa i could be worse off so what does one do in this scenario and i dont earn anything i only recieve child tax credits which cover my solicitors credit card debts and child benefit. please please help xx

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19 May 12 #331514 by WhiteRose
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Hi Rockchick,

So, your ex was part Director of a business but has closed down the company ............. you wrote he earns £67k - is this after the business closed or before? What was the reason he closed down the business?

What is he doing now to earn money - is he self employed/employed or unemployed?

WR

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19 May 12 #331520 by mumtoboys
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your solicitor may be concerned about his self employed status (which is what you seem to be indicating?) as it is very difficult to get child maintenance from a self employed person who doesn''t want to pay. She is probably thinking it would be better to get child maintenance agreed in a court order which isn''t perfect either, but offers a bit more protection in the short term at lest.

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19 May 12 #331587 by rockchick
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Hi thanks for reply the 67k is after he closed joint company down before he was on £120K a year paying minimal tax.
He closed company down so i would have no part of it any more ,he earns 5500k a month after tax £2400 goes to interest mortgage and utilites which leaves him clear of 3k a month to himself but he cant pay his 3 children maintenance !!! Please help xx he is still working as a contractor but is self employed still earning same money but higher tax threshold and new company

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