What is the best way to get a soon-to-be ex-husband to agree to participate financially in child maintenance and after-school activities, when he is currently unemployed? | LawHive - Solicitors & Lawyers Online
What is the best way to get a soon-to-be ex-husband to agree to participate financially in child maintenance and after-school activities, when he is currently unemployed?
Family Law advice please. I’m about to leave my husband and move to another property with our child. Husband is currently unemployed but is actively looking for a job. His only income at the moment is a rental flat which gives hom around £800/month. Husband is saying he can’t afford to pay for any child maintenance or any after-school activities. Although I don’t want to add any more pressure to his situation (unemployment), I’ll struggle to cover all expenses as I now have own mortgage to pay for. We haven’t started any divorce paperwork yet but I was wondering what’s the best way to get him to agree to participate financially once he finds a job. I feel it would be unfair to sign any kind of agreement now when his financial situation might improve greatly any time soon. Could I get some kind of agreement that would specify his responsabilities after his financial circumstances change? Thanks

Anonymous

28th March 2022

Top Answer
NQ- yes just go via the CMS and let them handle it, they will increase and decrease accordingly

Bryan Madigan

28th March 2022

NQ, family legal secretary- the CMS route will possibly inflame the situation and result in you receiving probably only £28 per month, if he claims Universal Credit. I would ask him to pay £15 per week for clubs etc and if he messes around, then go down the CMS route once he has a job; too much too soon and he may well go for something less well paid! As a legal secretary for family team I’ve seen every trick going. Have you checked your own benefits entitlement?

Calvin Principe

28th March 2022

1 upvote

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