Not exactly....... on his behalf..... as he couldnt get borrowing at the time to finish paying my last daughters school fees......... I took out a £60,000 mortgage over 10 years. At the time he underpaid the monthly repayments a bit..... but I didnt mind because I thought we would sit down one day and sort it out (does this sound familiar??!!)... then over this period.... when I needed a bit extra money for xmas or house repair or my business wasnt doing so well, etc I "drew-down", so of course this part became my debt...... It became a bit financially complicated and last year he kindly offered to look at the statements and work out how much exactly is my part of the debt...... I sent a box of statements to his house .... and then a few months ago..... as nothing had been done about this...... I asked for it back.....he said "he can't find it".....I have left it with him that he should find the paperwork and return it to me. There is £80,000 outstanding mortgaage and I believe (?) he still owes £30,000 of this... He of course will have a different figure I am sure!
In addition the court says my payments have to rise yearly with the Retail Price Index - this has never happened so there is an adjustment to be made there.
Also in addition - he was supposed to pay back my mother £5,000 when she had paid school fees. This had never happened.
On his side:
He paid maintenance in excess as my son was at university a bit longer than envisaged and also a bit longer for my 2 daughters as they both completed masters and that extra degree was not part of the order.
Also - he gave me £500 on one occasion and £2.500 on another when I was stuck for money.
So as you can see - we both need to sit down with a calculater.
The court order for maintenance roughly says this.....£26,000 per annum apportioned as:
£11,00 per annum for the benetit of the Petitioner, £4,000 per annum for Adam, £4,000 for Rebecca £7,000 for Francesca ( the last child) payable.....each respectively attain 18years or complete fulltime tertiary education, limited to a first degree to include gap year per child prior to graduation whichever is the later.