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My ex partner has stopped paying maintainence what do I do

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My ex partner has stopped paying maintainence what do I do please ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: UK Family Law
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Solicitor: Clare, Family Solicitor replied 2 years ago
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Hi

Thank you for your question and for asking for me.

I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first

Is this spouse or child maintenance and is it paid under the terms of a court order?

Clare

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Child maintainence he was paying 120 a month for his son and we also have a daughter but he didn't turn up to sign birth certificate and now is refusing to pay any money at all
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No court order
Solicitor: Clare, Family Solicitor replied 2 years ago

How old are the children?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He has my eldest daughter who is 9 but not biological yh is his son is 3 and baby 11 weeks
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
His children are 3 years and 11 weeks but he has my other daughter at weekends who is 9 her dad died 6 years ago
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He has so far not had the baby at his as I feel she is too young to go
Solicitor: Clare, Family Solicitor replied 2 years ago

How much does he earn?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have no idea he is a transport manager for truck company in Cornwall he will not tell me how much he is earning I am on income support
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Does c s a still exist as I have read they do not take new claims and do they take a percentage anyway ??
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He is being so awkward we have gone behond talking terms
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Are you there still?
Solicitor: Clare, Family Solicitor replied 2 years ago

The CSA has been replaced by the CMS - and whilst there is a charge involved it is minimal and he will have to pay the bulk of it

The process is set out here

https://www.gov.uk/child-maintenance/how-to-apply

and you will receive 16% of his gross income - he does not have to pay for your eldest I am afraid - unless you are married in which case you can make a court application for maintenance for her.

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