I was married for 17 months having been with my wife for 4 years in total. She had three children from a previous marriage and I had one, we then had twins together. I left her 3 years ago, no one else involved and we got a decree absolute 18 months ago. She is now living with her new partner and they have had a child together. I pay for my two children as part of the consent order but have had a down turn in my income so according to the CSA calculator I estimate that I should pay her £300 per month less than I am paying at the moment. My concern is that if I do this she will come after me for spousal amintenace (I pay a nominal amount per year). Where do I stand from a court perspective as I do not want to waste thousands of pounds that could be spent on my children going through court.
System of Law: England-and-Wales
Nothing as she is very hostile towards me
If she is co-habiting and has another child the chances of her getting SM are remote in the extreme. I would like to say nil, but judges sometimes do odd things, I think she has more chance of winning the lottery
Go for a CSA reduction.
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