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Non Payment of Pension Sharing Costs

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24 May 12 #332601 by TimBurr
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Hi,

My partner has was awarded a pension share 25-75% and costs awarded to the same proportion in Sept 2011. Upon recipt of the split cost request from the pension company she paid he amount however her ex is not paying his costs. We have written to his solictor and he says that he has forwarded the letter on but had no responce and basically cant do anything about it. Where do we go from here? I am writing to the solictor once again to say we belive he is in contempt of court by not complying and will also inform the court that he has not paid yet but what would the next step be, do we have to apply to the court to hold him in contempt? etc.

Many thanks in advance!

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24 May 12 #332641 by .Charles
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The important thing is to implement the order. Personally, I would pay the difference, get the order and issue a civil claim for payment of the monies pursuant to the order. There is no defence to this as the court ordered it.

Of course, if the ex is still paying into the pension, your partner should benefit from the additional contributions and the delay in implementation. It might be worth raising this in a letter to see if the ex reconsiders his position.

Charles

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24 May 12 #332655 by TimBurr
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Thanks for the reply and suggestions. His costs come to around £1700, and having taken other non paying people through the civil court and the amount of time and hassel I encountered in trying to get money repaid I am very reluctant to pay. The scheam is final salary and he is no longer making any contributions towards it.

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