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Maintenance

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21 Jul 12 #344579 by Amanda24
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If I obtain an agreement whereby my ex will pay me maintenance after the children have finished school will I be able to enforce this? What happens if he stops payments, even if there is a court order in place?

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21 Jul 12 #344584 by dukey
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All court orders can be enforced in a multitude of ways, attachment of earnings is probably the most common,third partie debt orders, secured provision orders, judgement summons, you get the idea, if the court order it, it will be paid, there are a few outs that I would never post but they are rare and only occur in certain circumstances.

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