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Clare, Family Solicitor
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My ex wife and i have been divorced now 5 years. she has

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my ex wife and i have been divorced now 5 years. she has made claims for money for child support although my son is now 23. this has been through the american courts 3 times and i have won the case 3 times. she has now raised a similar claim and i simply can't afford to spend another $75kdefending myself as it goes to appeal and then appellate appeal each time. if i don't defend and there is a judgement in the us in favour of my ex wife for child support can it affect me in the uk? my ex wife lives in america but is a uk citizen.
The basic question is this. I know that I do not meet the criteria to be subject to the outcomes of the judgement in the US, as I am not a US citizen, have no US bank accounts or assets. What I'm not sure about is whether the judgement can be transferred to the UK in any way?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question

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I am afraid that any Order can be enforced in the UK.

It would take time and substantial effort but it can be done using the Reciprocal Maitenance Arrangements.

As an added problem if the enforcement does take place via UK courts the UK courts cannot change the Order - only control what monthly payment you make towards the Order - if that figure is lower that the actual Order then arrears will arise and will have to be paid off in the long term.

I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you for your response. Would the fact I have won three judgements come into play at all?
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

That is a matter for the court in the States

IF an Order is made there AND the Reciprocal Enforcement route is used the ONLY issue the UK court can control is HOW it is paid not if it shoudl be I am afraid

Clare and other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok thank you

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