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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34236
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 am paying me ex wife a generous £5000 p month in child maintenance

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I am paying me ex wife a generous £5000 p month in child maintenance alone. However. i notice that very little of this money gets spend on the kids. As communication has broken down - I am wondering what the formal ways are to influence this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
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.
How old are the children and is this sum part of a final or interim court order?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

14 and 16 - part of final court order

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
What contact do you have with the children?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Very good and frequent contact

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
What concerns do you have over their care?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no longer relevant

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Unfortunately the simple truth is that you have no control whatsoever on how she spends the maintenance - unless the children are showing obvious signs of neglect.
I appreciate that this is not fair but sadly it is the situation as it is.
Please ask if you need further details
Clare