A friend's ex husband is refusing to pay his agreed child maintanence payments as a form of blackmail. The level of the payments have been agreed by a signed anciliary relief agreement. He is living in Saudi Arabia but returns to the UK at least twice a year. If he contimues to with hold payment can anything be done on his return to the uk
Province/Country relating to question : England
Talking to the ex husband
HiDoes he work for a Uk based company at all?Claire
My friend doesn't know but thinks not. She is aware that if he did he wouldn't be able to hide behind working in Saudi, but she has no way of finding out if the company he works for is UK registered.
HiWhat assets does he have in the UK?Does she have warning when he is coming to the UK?Claire
He has an interest in the family property that my friend lives in with the children. The property is currently under offer to be sold. The ancilliary relief agreement also clearly specifies how the net funds following the sale are to be distributed between the parties. His current withdrawal of child support is to blackmail my friend into agreeing to use the solicitor of his choice to do the conveyancing. She only knows he is back in the UK when he asks to see the children I believe he is not expected back until Dec this year.
HiYour friend will be able to enforce the order using any of the options detailed herehttp://www.compactlaw.co.uk/free-legal-information/relationships-family-law/enforcing-maintenance-orders.htmlIf she has his bank details then a Garnishee Order is good - but the Judgement Summons the next time he is in the UK may be better still.Claire
25 years experience of all aspects of family law
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