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Hello,What are the consequences for me not paying the money

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What are the consequences for me not paying the money I owe to my ex husband for raising our child? He's got the custody over our child and I have got to pay him 80 leva per month. I haven't paid those money for the last 5 year.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
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Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Which country do you live in?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I live in UK, I am british citizen but my ex husband and my daughter live in Bulgaria

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
has he applied to enforce the maintenance here in the UK?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi,


No, he hasn't done anything yet.


I am just asking what would be the consequences if he decides that he wants those money. I read that I can go to jail for that...

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Do you mean here or in Bulgaria?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I live in UK, I am british citizen but my ex husband and my daughter live in Bulgaria.


The bulgarian court last made the decision back in 2007 that he's got the custody and I have to pay him 80 leva per month which I havent paid

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Sorry - i meant are you worried about consequences in the Uk or in Bulgaria
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Well both to be honest.... I live in uk but I go to Bulgaria as well
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
I cam only give assistance on the Uk issue I am afraid is that sufficient?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes, thats ok

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
If your ex decides to apply to have the maintenance order enforced here in the Uk then he can do so.
You will hear from your local Magistrates Court who can make an Order that money is deducted straight from your income.
Technically if you deliberately leave your job to avoid this then you COURT be imprisoned - but it is highly unlikely
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you.


I read that if after 5 years he doesn't ask about those money then he won't have the right to apply for them. Is that true?

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
In terms of enforcement here no that does not apply as the UK court is merely enforcing the Bulgarian order
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Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34581
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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