My son is in Germany. I was never married to his mother. I am Indian. I met my sons mother in India. She left me in India and took my son to Germany without consulting me when he was 2 and a half years old. She did not contact me or give me news of my son. When he was six I married a british citizen. I went to Germany to see my son. I live with my wife in live in London. I have a low income. I have been sending £100 per month to my son. I have been sent an order from a German court in Luneburg regarding maintenance, which says that i must respond in my defence in 2 weeks giving my financial information from 2011 to 2012 with a signed affidavit otherwise there will be a ruling by default and I shall be liable for court costs and maintenance of 334euros per month. the ruling states that I have never paid any maintenance but this is not true. During that time i was earning £1000 per month but since September 2012 I am earning £400 per month. My wife helps to support me, and I also send money to my family in India. What percentage of my income should I be paying to my son under German law? Is my wife expected to pay for my son?
Yes, they said that procedural declarations may only be submitted with legal effect by a lawyer and that this is mandatory.
They have not given the date from which the deadline starts.
I left school at a young age. I earn little because I do not have qualifications and there is a recession. I was a subsistence farmer in India, I grew my own food for me and my family. I had a full time job as a receptionist last year in london on the basic wage, but now I am part time.
do you have more to say?
I did earn £1000 per month when I was working full time.