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Clare, Family Solicitor
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Can an ex-wife claim against the income of her ex-husbands

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Can an ex-wife claim against the income of her ex-husband's new wife or cohabiting partner in the UK. They have a consent order in place already.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Are you referring to spouse or child maintenance and what does the Consent Order say?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi there


Thanks for helping- the consent order provides for payment of 2 lots of child maintenance only for two children, one who is 17, one 12. The CM is until they are 18 or finish school whichever is earliest. There is no spousal maintenance. This has always been paid regularly and will continue to be so.


I am the new partner of the man in question. We do not currently co-habit but we would like to consider this. I have two older children. I am not keen for my income to be considered fair game for his ex-wife.

Your income will not effect the child maintenance.
If his ex does apply to the court to vary the child maintenance then your partner can simply apply to the CMS (new CSA) where the assessment is based on his income alone.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you- does the same apply to my assets also??


The advice is helpful and beyond this no more will be required


Thank you very much




Your assets are safe anyway!
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you so much- the person in question is a very devious person and it is helpful to understand my legal rights, in case she tries some of her tricks.


Thanks I will complete the feedback form

You are most welcome - I hope all goes well
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