The court order from the final hearing only mentions spousal maintenance, the child maintenance was already with the CSA.
Although mentioned in the court hearings it wasn't until the issue of the Decree Nisi that it was written that:
"upon making the Decree Nisi ordered that the Respondent pay the costs incurred on behalf of the Petitioner in this cause."
The Respondent being my ex-husband.
He is, but that just about covers the joint mortgage and not much else. Our children are 12 and 10 years old and their needs, as normal, are becoming increasingly more costly.
I will have to get back to you later, something has cropped up that I will have to handle.
Sorry to leave it so long before getting back to you, but I've just found out from C5 Alliance who he works for that he is in fact currently working for them in England and uses his mother's address in Kent. I have contacted Child Maintenance Options who seem to have taken over from the CSA, but they said that because the CSA closed the file they would have to wait 13 weeks before another can be opened. As you can imagine he could be anywhere by that time.
Regarding the court costs that he is liable for, could I take steps through the court to have him questioned about his ability to pay even if I haven't actually settled the bill with the solicitor? This would save involving friends who have offered to pay the bill as a loan to be paid back as soon as I can recover the money from my ex.
Thank you for your answer to date, I am considering my options there, but this information as only just reached me.
I have contacted the CSA, but they say they are quite satisfied that they have confirmed that he does reside in Jersey.
I was thinking of trying to apply an attachment of earnings rather than try to catch him with a court summons. Could one be applied with a Jersey based company?