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Hi Clare, Sorry not to have replied sooner but only just opened my emails. Offhand, I'm afraid I couldn't tell you although I imagine it would be variable should circumstances change on either side.I can't remember anything specific to our personal situation. I imagine my copy is filed but I am completely unable to access it at present due to being unable to leave my bedroom. My daughter is going to try to come round at lunchtime to see if she can find a the court order so could you bear with me please? many thanks. Anne.
Please find attached scans of some of the original court documents that I have managed to find.
He retired in 2012 and much as I accept that his income has reduced he and his wife still enjoy a standard of living I can only dream of - 3 weeks in USA last year, £40000 on home improvements in 4 years, a rental property,.His Raf pension will be literally double my occupational pension, his state pension will be higher.He has actually decided that he's done all he thinks he should with regard to maintenance and he doesn't see why he should have to keep paying out for me. I have found his solicitors letter in which my ex propsed that he made monthly maintenance payments of £300 on a JOINT LIFE BASIS - what does that mean please? Thank you, Anne
Absolutely not!!!!!! He is proposing to cut the Court Order to £150 for the next 12 months and then cease all payments. He told my daughter he thought he was being decent by staggering the cut-off. Unfortunately I can't appreciate his generosity. Kind regards, Anne.
Not as yet. His solicitor has put the proposal to me that the payments are halved for 12 months before ceasing all together as his income has dropped due to retirement. I've written back detailing the vast gulf in our standards of living and advising that I will vigorously contest the proposal. He is reneging on the promise he made me when I said I would not push for the RAF pension as he would lose half AND have to make maintenance payments till the pension was put into payment when I was 65. I also promised not to seek extra money although he has earned approx. £50000 for the last 4 years with extra income from a rental property.
Hence my question about the RAF pension and if it is too late to make a claim upon it. I am disgusted with him and think I have been far too honest and "amicable" (he hopes we can resolve his request "amicably")! At the time of the divorce his solicitor said he was proposing to pay me £300 per month on a "joint lives basis". What does this mean please and is it relevant to the Court Order? The £300 was actually £33 short of half of the RAF pension he received at the time but I let it go. We agreed a Life Insurance policy to cover the Court Order and agreed to pay 50% each. He cancelled the policy without telling me, never having paid a penny so that costs me £30 per month out of the £300 he begrudgingly pays. He's not the man I married and I don't feel "amicable" any more! Kind regards Anne.
Hi You are no longer able to ask for a Pension Sharing Order I am afraid HOWEVER it is very clear that the spouse maintenance Order was made to last so long as you were both alive (joint lives) and is set at a level that clearly marks it as a method of sharing his pension - and the fact that a life policy backed it is even stronger evidence of this I would also suggest that you write and ask for the arrears on that policy i hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details Clare
Thank you so much for your very clear and valuable help to me which I greatly appreciate. Many thanks and best wishes, Anne.