A German court has made a judgement that I must pay a lot of money to my wife and children. I pay regular child support at 20% of my net income. I could not afford to live and pay bills if I pay the amount of money the court has said. I have told the German court I cannot pay this much money. They have said I must, and have ignored normal UK outgoings. I had a envelope delivered last week with a court decision from Oct 11 in a hand written envelope with no stamp. I had to leave my marriage and Germany because of my wife's psychological domestic abuse which drove me to the point of self harm. I cannot afford 3 to 5 thousand euros in lawyers fees, but need advice or direction. please can you let me know how much this will cost and if a German court order can be enforced in the UK. And will I have a right to appeal this decision in a british court based on outgoings here in uk.
System of Law: England-and-Wales
HiI am afraid that the order can indeed be enforced here in the UK.The only power that the UK courts have is to set the "protected earnings" rate so that you may not have the total amount deducted - but if you do not then arrears will accrue and you will have to continue the payments for longerI am afraid that the only court that has the power to actually alter the amount you legally have to pay each month is the German CourtClaire
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