How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask James Mather Your Own Question
James Mather
James Mather,
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 1390
Experience:  Senior Partner at Berkson Wallace
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
James Mather is online now

The Order gave me a Martin Order to stay in the home till I

Customer Question

The Order gave me a Martin Order to stay in the home till I die. At this point my ex would get 65%. I had to give her £2000 at once and the CSA payment of £ 126 54p I was to return to her each time I received it every month. So in effect I get no CSA now. This surprised me as it now leaves the mother providing no financial support to the child.
The child (15)lives with me full time. Seeing her mother occasionally as and when she wants. (In reality this is about an hour a month)
My concerns are 1) If I die now the mother would get the house and a large percentage where would it leave my daughter, a minor? I have nominated my 24 year old son who lives with me also as her Guardian in my Will. 2) If I choose to sell before I die, a large percentage would be unfair can I get it altered to cover this scenario?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What was the reasoning behind this odd Judgement?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am still (three weeks later) waiting for a transcript of the Order from the Court. However I believe it was to balance the finances coming to each party. To make them more 'equal'. But it now puts me, with the child to care for with just £40 a month more than the other party who rents, lives alone with no other responsibilities. I was LIP against a rather good Barrister.