Can someone tell me if there is a way I can force my ex into giving a true statement of his finances, he is refusing to pay proper maintenance (we have a daughter together and a step son he has brought up for the past 14 years), he is saying he can''t afford to pay more than £550 a month even though he earned £85,000 last year and received £24000 back in tax . I also know he has savings of £20000+, all I am asking for is the correct maintenance but for the last 3 years he has used any means possible to avoid it.I am sick of struggling with the 2 kids while he lives the high life! , and the lawyers just keep going back and forth getting no where.
You can apply to the CSA for child support and the CSA would require your husband or his employer to provide documentary evidence of his income. However, if your husband is self employed need to be aware that there are ways he can organise his finances to minimise his tax liability which reduce his income for CSA assessment purposes.
If you are divorcing at the moment disclosure is entirely voluntary but if you start court proceedings your husband will be required to disclose by the courts. Obtaining complete disclosure can be very difficult, time-consuming, costly and it''s often necessary to take a judgment on what more information can be ascertained, and at what cost and over what period of time and at what benefit to an improved settlement.
We are not divorced yet, as we cannot come to an arrangement over the finances , my ex works away so his wages change for so many months he earns £4000 a month and later anything between £7000 and £10000, I have tried to explain this to the Csa as I no he will just hand them wages slips with smaller earnings but they are not listening , was hoping the lawyers could deal with it all instead of having to involve more people .
The company have offices all over the world, he wouldn''t care about that to be honest, he knew I couldnt afford my daughters school trip , told me to book it and he would pay half of trip and clothes for it then changed his mind, refused even when I said I was pulling her out of it!, he loves his money and material things more!