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maintenance order if father lives abroad

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05 Aug 12 #347461 by Beaseptember
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How and where Can I apply for child maintenance if her father lives abroad (Poland) He doesnt pay at all, he doesnt want to agree for any payment so I would be appreciate if somebody could me help to get a suitable information. It is not existing order so I need apply from beginning.

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05 Aug 12 #347462 by BoysMum
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Hi,

My ex lives in Spain and I also don''t have an order.

I telephoned the REMO ( Reciprocal Enforcement of maintenance Orders ) dept in my area, and they sent me the forms. You do not need a UK Court Order for Maintenance in place. You simply complete the forms, send them back to the REMO Unit with copies of the child/childrens Birth Certificates.

The paperwork is then sent to the Official Solicitors Office in London, to be translated, and is then sent to the Central Authority in whichever Country.

I have been told that it may not be a quick process, but so far, the paperwork/progress has been rather speedy.

If you Google Search REMO, you will find a helpline number for the area where you live.

If you need any other info, let me know.

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06 Aug 12 #347482 by colours
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Just by way of clarification - you don''t need a court order and apply directly via REMO (since June 2011) if the other person is in an EU country.

If outside an EU country, you do need a court order.

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06 Aug 12 #347502 by Beaseptember
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Hi Boys Mother, Many thanx for your reply I could find any information about this problem I think I rang REMO long time ago and they said they only try help when you have ready court order and when a father doesnt pay so they help to get the money. So I am really surprise you could do that. Please give me your address email and if I need more information I could contact to you. My address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Many many thanx. Bea

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06 Aug 12 #347520 by BoysMum
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Hi Beaseptember,

The law changed in June 2011 and you no longer need a UK court order for child maintenance, to pursue a claim abroad ( Providing its in the EU ).

I have sent you a PM with all the details you need.

Send me a PM if you need any more help.

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06 Aug 12 #347610 by Beaseptember
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Thanx again. I ve just have rang REMO in London 0845 3455303 (I cant find a local REMO helpline) and they said I need go to Exeter Court to Family Section (I live in Honiton Devon)What I should do? Every time it is exactly the same. Do you have this no phone what have you rang maybe they will know something more. I have tried sort this out for a few months... result, nobody knows nothing. So I was so happy when I have found your messages... Regards Bea

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06 Aug 12 #347620 by BoysMum
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Hi,

I have just called my local office who are dealing with my claim, and asked for the details of your local office. They are going to call me back, and I will let you know as soon as I have it. They said they will call back within the hour.

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