I need to get a consent order varied by a court because the children's father has moved to the USA, I have our daughter full time, and now he is refusing to pay any child support. I want the court to order him to pay the amount that the UK CSA calculator says that he should pay (I would go through the CSA if he was still in the UK). Do I need to say a specific amount to pay, or is it ok to specify that he should pay the amount specified by the UK CSA calculator?
He is saying that because he is contributing towards our 18 year old daughter's university (so am I), he does not need to pay any child support.
Also, in our original consent order (dated 23 May, 2006), he was meant to put 1/6th of the sale of his business to hold on trust for the benefit of the three children. He has not done that, but spent the money on a jaguar car. That money should have been able to pay towards the kids learning to drive or uni fees etc. Do I need to mention that, or just mention it if it comes to trial? :-/
Does it go to trial so the judge can decide?
Background: We have three children, two have just finished school this year. The consent order provided for each of them until they finish school, so there is one left living full time with me. At the time of the consent order, he was in the UK and we had shared care of the kids, and he agreed to pay any extra curriculum activities like extra tuition and school excursions. (Do I add this?) We then agreed through mediation that we would vary the order for him to pay nothing because his financial situation had changed. He now has a good job with Apple (yes, the computer) is now earning 3 times as much in the USA! He said the amount of child support he needed to pay for the three children was £806/month, and paid that from April to July. When the eldest two finished school, he stopped paying and has not paid anything since July and does not intend to pay anything towards our 15 year old daughter. His wife's son (also 15 years old) lives with them.