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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34490
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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My ex husband has a court order to pay me maintenance but has

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My ex husband has a court order to pay me maintenance but has only paid me half for the last two months, what can i do?
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.
When was the Order made and how much are the arrears.
What explanation has he given for the shortfall
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It was made in August 2013 and it was for £2,200.00 per month, he has only paid £1500 last month in March and £1000 to date this month. He is supposed to pay £2,200 on the 10th of each month. Hi says it's because his income has dropped.
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Is this child or spouse maintenance and is he employed or self employed?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It is both child and spouse maintenance, and he has his own businesses. I get about £680 child and the rest is for me to keep my house which is £950 rent per month and I have £700 bills to pay per month. Pour son goes to boarding school and only comes home at weekends once every 3 weeks which we share. He is a director of several businesses.

Dawn
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Your enforcement options are set out here
http://www.familylaw.co.uk/system/uploads/attachments/0002/1197/EX327.pdf
but do NOT under any circumstances Register it in the Magistrates Court
If you wish the court to chose the enforcement method the form you need is here
http://www.familylaw.co.uk/system/uploads/attachments/0008/5543/D50K.pdf
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare