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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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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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i am in a court case with my ex-wife to obtain an adjustment

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i am in a court case with my ex-wife to obtain an adjustment to maintenance payments
My income situation changed substantially in october which is when I filed the forms and started the case.
The first hearing is only on jan 12.
Can the court adjust my payments retro-actively? If not, what can I do to expedite matters?
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Why did your income situation change?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

clare - you have answered a lot of qs on this subject for me already. pls look at your history. You have the background


Indeed I have and you have never confirmed WHY your income dropped so suddenly - and the court will wish to know.
however I can confirm that the court can backdate the variation to the date that the Order was made if they consider it appropriate to do so.
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