Hi, I am divorced and my ex pays £300 PM to me as my 2 children are from a previous marriage. I am trying to move away, cant sell the MH as negative equity, will rent it out. I hope to get some small help with renting when i move but need a letter from ex stating that the £300 PM is for the children not me. the Consent Order says he pays it to me (not for me) and it stops if it re marry, or when the youngest child reaches 18 or stops full time secondary education. he says his sol wont do a letter confirming it is for kids, he said he would, do i just type one and he signs it would this be enough for the benefits agency or do i have to cancel the consent order and have a new one drawn up?? sorry its long winded. i hope to move in the next month.
The Respondent shall pay periodical payments to the Petitioner. Payments shall be at the rate of £300 per month payable in advance. Payments shall commence on the first of the month after the date of this Order.
They will end on the first to occur:-
Petitioner''s remarriage or
youngest child reaching 18 or finishing full time secondary education whichever is the latter. or
exactly what I thought - it isnt clear. so maybe the benefits agency will accept it as payment for the children - given that it ends when my youngest is 18 rather than me having to have the whole thing written again and go to court and pay for the change in wording - any advice would be gratefully received if anyone has had dealing with the housing benefits agency.
Are you sure the payment is for the benefit of the children? Did the judge state this? There is a slip rule that allows corrections to be made to the Consent Order. I have just used this procedure to correct mine.
hi, maybe i havent phrased it well, the money is meant for me as they are not his children. however, i feel it is vague and could be read as the money is for the children. however, i need a letter from him stating the money is for the children so it is not classed as income when i am applying for housing help - i am a low earner and this makes the difference between getting a house to rent and not.