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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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I was divorced 4 1/2 years ago. There was a court order that

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I was divorced 4 1/2 years ago. There was a court order that requred me to make maintenance payments for 5 years and continue child maintenance payments until the end of their full-time education. I was made redundant two years ago and and have not been in full-time work since. I continued making the payments at the level in the order but have now come to the end of my savings and cannot afford to continue the maintenance payments. How do I apply to court to get these stopped?
Hi
How much has your income reduced by and have you applied to the CSA to take over the Child maintenance assessment?
Claire
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Pretty much total collapse. The arrangement was based on my salary (in 2007/8) of c.£100,000. I have not got back into full-time employment since redundancy in March 2011. At the moment I am doing some work as a self-employed consultant - sometimes 1 or 2 days a week at £300 a day, but for the last couple of months nothing.


 


I have not applied to the CSA. Sounds like I should do that.

Hi
So far as the Child Maintenance is concerned the fastest way to deal with it is to ask the CSA to make an assessment - this will overturn that part of the court order immediately.
So far as the Spouse Maintenance is concerned you need to apply to the court on a form A available here
http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/form-a-eng.pdf
and paying the fee of £240
Claire
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


That seems fairly clear, thank you.

Hi
You are most welcome - good luck
Claire