After 4 stressful months I have agreed to a reduction in global maintenance covered in a Consent Order. My former husband originally wanted to reduce the maintenance by 50% ... having finally received some legal advice he now realises that that level of reduction is not feasible and we have settled on around an 18% reduction.
I applied for enforcement (with 3 separate warnings) after the Consent Order was breached. I now need to cease that as part of our new agreement. One of my conditions is that the original order must be adjusted and the new agreement will run to the end of there term ... no more challenges.
He does not want to spend the money on a new order ... his solicitor has told him that I can simply write to court informing them that the matter has been settled and I will be protected under the original order. My solicitor (as am I) is suspicious as to why he doesn't want a new Consent Order (especially given that the reduction is in his favour). She suggests that I do not cease the enforcement until he has signed the new consent order.
My question is should I push for the amended Consent Order? Will it make a difference if he decides to stop paying in 6 or 12 months time? (there are 25 month left to run on the order). I should add that I have agreed to pay half the cost of this.