Hi. My ex husband told me yesterday that he will be reducing his maintenance payments for our child by over £200 per month from the amount we agreed in our family based arrangement to the figure that the government's child maintenance calculator says. He has remarried and has a new baby and has decided to work part time instead of full time (his wife works). I have paid him almost £25,000 as an informal divorce settlement as he moved out of the house (his name was not on the mortgage and I had the house before we were married) and have been continuing to pay him £50 per per month (reduced from his child maintenance payments) as he felt he should have more. I am in debt and could not afford it but did so as I thought it was the right thing to do at the time. We agreed both the divorce settlement figure and the child maintenance figure at the same time. Is there anything I can do as I think it's so unfair that I've kept to my side of a financial arrangement and he is trying to back out of his. I do not have a partner and cannot afford for him to reduce his payments.
My daughter is 11 now. The house is worth about £300,000 now but much less than that when we separated. There is about £170,000 outstanding on the mortgage. We separated 8 years ago and divorced a couple of years ago. He was never on the mortgage and I was the main earner at the time of our marriage. Now I am working 6 days a week but on much less money.
I have paid him £23,550 to date. He has a mortgage (well I'm assuming he's on the mortgage) with his new wife. They've been in their new house nearly 3 years I think. He has a car which he just bought last month.
Hi. Did you get my message yesterday? Niki
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