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Clare
Clare, Solicitor
Category: Law
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Hi,I have a decree absolute and a consent order where amonst

Customer Question

Hi,
I have a decree absolute and a consent order where amonst other things I pay my ex wife an agreed maintanance each month.
Can she come back and ask for an increase?
thanks,
Richard
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
is this spouse or child maintenance?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Hi Claire,


This is spouse maintenance,


no children involved,


thanks,


Richard

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Unless the Court order specifies otherwise then yes I am afraid that your ex is free to apply for an upward variation if your income increases
I am sorry to give such bad news - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Hi,


What if my income stays the same?


thanks,


Richard

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Then there is no basis on which an upward variation is likely to be granted
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Thanks Clare,


Richard

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
You are welcome I hope all goes well
Clare