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Hello, my name is***** have been asked to assist here. I'm a barrister with experience in this area.
It's not clear whether you had a call or not - let me know if not.
In terms of your options, it is possible for the CMS to take an income from his personal assets, due to a fairly recent change in the law.
The value of the asset is considered and a rate of 8% per year of this value is a starting point for assessment of the maintenance assessment.
The key here is to involve the CMS and explain the situation fully, you should then be presented with the options.
I hope this assists?
Have you had notification of who (which expert) has accepted your call request?
OK, as it was not me that accepted your call request I can't say - if you let me know who it was I can ask the site moderator to reach out to them.
OK - I'll pass the message on. Let me know if you don't get the call as promised.
You need to speak to the CMS. There is the possibility of taking what is called a 'notional income' from a 'non-income generating' asset, such as a trust fund.
It's not that grey an area.
It may be that you just got someone that wasn't very switched on.
Do try again, you may find that another advisor has a more helpful approach.
Yes, if he does not have an employment income, unless you have s positive assessment re the asset as above being unemployed and on benefits would prevent him from having to make maintenance payments.
My pleasure. Kind regards.