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Is the arrangement you have in a court order or signed agreement at all? Were you married?
Thanks for the information Helen.
I'm really sorry about the situation that you are in, and I have to say it isn't great news from me.
Legally, if you are not married, then in fact you are not under UK law entitled to anything from him - the only commitment he has to pay by law is child maintenance, which you say he does pay.
Without being married, you aren't actually entitled to anything from him I'm afraid.
I appreciate this is going to be something you did not expect to hear, but it is the law in the UK.
Is there anything specifically that you would like me to clarify about this though?
There's nothing under UK law - so I would suggest contacting a lawyer in Australia as the law is clearly very different to the law in the UK on this issue.
I hope this clarifies things for you?
I'm sure you will have better luck with the Australian system.
If you have further questions relating to the UK, you can always come back to me.
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