As our final hearing was postponed last month, (due to problem on STBX side) my legals felt that I should apply for maintenance as low income. I am maintaining the home along with 1 child and contributing to student also.
I read the info on how maintanance is worked out eg outgoings minus income etc.
Outgoings 2.4K pm
Income: CM 380, CB 80, TCred 218,
Salary £500 + WTC 250
Total Income: 1428 (reducing back to £678 shortly)
Obviously my income will reduce to 678 again end of November, will this temporary work be used to work out deficit or should this not be taken into consideration?.
STBX details (approx):
Outgoings £600 + 380 CM approx:
Income £3k pmonth.
Firstly stbx living alone has not produced outgoings have some copies of bank statements
Bills/Standing Orders: £600pm, CM 380, (after all bills paid shocking expenditure: £200 restaurants, £180 golf, £1,000 cash withdrawls, £1200 groceries, internet shopping £250 pm, £300 clothing. (this is only a few of the transactions after bills paid). I believe he is spending excessively to inflate expenses.
Can we proceed without his proper income and outgoings.
PS looks like final hearing will be postponed for some time!
If you need the money to live on and hearing is already set up I suggest you continue .
Look at your figures ensure yours are realistic and not extravagant. Do not give your ex cause to challenge you.
My ex quoted all sorts of day to day expenses. The judge said he would expect as individuals both of our outgoings to be similar ( not including child expenses) so he didn''t let my ex get away with making out he could not afford maintenance just because he claimed he needed more.
Thanks maisymoos, I have been living frugaly for some time and am in red every month due to not being able to pay bills..... Unlike stbx.... It will be interesting to see what happens. I have nothing to hide. but I guess cause of my temporary job I will have no mission.
I''ll see wot happens!
Thanks loveourmum I''ve had to battle. 3years &it gets worse as time goes on (all sorts tricks by him) I guess he hopes I will give up and to be honest have been so close with the stress of it all....... Wish I didn''t have to go with cap in hand, its pathetic. But anyway "his time" will come i guess.