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Yes, in the first question it is possible for a court to make this decision if they feel it is in the best interest of the child but that is not through the Child maintenance service it would be via a court. Secondly yes, you would be entitled to some of the property value (upon sale) as it was your matrimonial home. However you cannot make him pay you a value just because you have left. What you could do is engage with a solicitor and see if they can contact your ex. You may be able to come to legal agreement which will mean that he pays you a maintenance payment in return for you removing any interest in the house. This would have to be an agreement between the both of you and you solicitor can help with this in both the negotiations and drafting you up an agreement.
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