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1. The first thing you need to realise is that if your ex is unemployed he will be entitled to €204 Employment Seekers' Benefit and 30% of this will be given over to you each week to provide for your 4 children. Essentially, where there are four children, 30% of a person's net after tax income goes to pay child maintenance. So, here approximately €60 of his Employment Seeker's Benefit will have to be handed over to you. If he does not voluntarily hand over the money, then you will have to go to court to enforce this order.
2. You should formally write to your ex and state that he must pay over 30% of what he earns or receives in unemployment assistance and if he doesn't, then you will go to court to enforce the amount.
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