I have 3 children who live in Finland. The maintenance was sorted out via the family magistrates court and I received a decision as to the amount to pay and have piad it. The same court has now written back to me stating they made an error and have asked me to pay £40,000 of backdated charges and to change my payments accordingly. What are my rights with respect to this as the family court made the error?
The original decision was issued by HM Courts and tribunals service.
To add further, I paid £800 a month which included some back dated charges all of which according to the original court decision have been paid. The courts letter of last week has said that they made san error in calculating the back dated charges and the monthly maintenance.
The maintenance was set by the finnish court which 3 years ago I disputed but they ignored my dispute. I cannot fight the finnish court decision unless i do so in Finland.
It was then passed to the family court and i reached agreement as written above.
Hi, letter is attached..
we were paying £800 but this got reduced to £200 at the request of the court as the arrears were paid off. Our circumstances have now changed as my wife has started her university course. We cannot possibly pay £800 plus the arrears they have now reported. We budgeted the degree to start based on the reduction they told us. So in essence now we have a major problem due to the courts mistake.
Does the fact the English court made an error have any bearing for the case?