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James Mather
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I have a problem and am hoping you can advise me. Both my ex

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I have a problem and am hoping you can advise me. Both my ex husband and I are British citizens. At the point of divorce, a spousal order was agreed to by both parties infront of a UK court. As of January 2013 my ex husband has stopped all payments. There was no warning of this. The ex is resident in Denmark. Could you please advise me where my children and I stand legally?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 5 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
I shall do my best to assist you but I will need some further information first.
Is it spouse or child maintenance that he has stopped paying?
Claire
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The spousal order covered for everything and as far as I understand it is meant to be paid to me until my death- there was no separate child maintenance. My local solicitor has suggested getting an enforcement order but that would mean chasing ex through UK then Danish courts. Don't have funds to do this. He meanwhile has been promoted to Director level within his company.
Expert:  Clare replied 5 years ago.
Hi
Do you have a copy of the order?
Claire
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes
Expert:  Clare replied 5 years ago.
Hi
How old are the children?
Claire
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

18(full time student),16(studying for A levels), just turned 15 yesterday.

Expert:  Clare replied 5 years ago.
Hi
Sorry I should have asked - do you have a copy of the order?
Claire
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes I do.
Expert:  Clare replied 5 years ago.
Hi
Could you give me the wording of the maintenance part of the order please?
Claire