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Clare, Solicitor
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Hello I have an FDR hearing set for 15 November. My ex-husband

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I have an FDR hearing set for 15 November. My ex-husband is making a variation order, however, his solicitor has now stated that the application is for a "Retrospective Variation Order".

What is this and can they apply for it.

Kind regards
Matt Carden.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.

Clare :

Hi Thank you for your question. My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.

Clare :

When was the application actually made?

Clare :

How far back do the arrears go

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hello Clare


Thank you for your quick reply.


The applivction to vary the consent order was made in April 2013. We have already had the first hearing and exchanged Form E.


The original consent order (Dec 2009) was for global maintainance of £2120 pm.


First reduction was September 2011 reduced to £1561

Second reduction was February 2012 reduced to £750

Third and final reduction was January 2013 reduced to £150


thank you


The arrears date back to arrears are

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
In fact there is no such thing as an Application for a retrospective variation.
What they are actually saying is that they intend to apply for all any any arrears to be remitted (cancelled) so that the reductions that were made in 2011 2012 and 2013 are effectively binding.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details