I live overseas was divorced 11 years ago. The child maintance was via a UK court order for my two children until the age of 19 or until they left full time education, whichever was first. My daughter is grown now and I just pay for my son who has just turned 18 and is still in school.
I have been made redundant and will be returning to the UK. I do not have any redundancy payment from my company and I will not be entitled to any benefits in the UK. I thus have zero income.
I am concerned as to the child maintenance payments since with no salary I can not afford them. Does the court order take precedence or would the court revert to the Government payment calculator which states I would have to pay nothing.
I dont want to stop payments towards my son however I simply dont have the means with no job.
I have savings but no income since I was made redundant. The savings will be needed for living and buying a house in the UK. I work in the aviation sector and jobs are in extremely short supply for the foreseeable future.
I have paid more than the amount required by the court order for many many years and have never missed a payment.