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Chasing child maintenance from overseas ex.

(10 Posts)
Myheartbelongsto Sat 07-Oct-17 13:00:19

Does anyone have any experience of this.

I'm in Ireland, him UK.

jeaux90 Sat 07-Oct-17 13:12:40

It depends whether your country has a reciprocal agreement with his. You need to check that. Where there is you can sometimes get the maintenance taken from source income

Allesda Sat 07-Oct-17 14:49:48

No experience of this but I'm likely to be in the same position soon. Baby due next April and I'll be back in Ireland

Allesda Sat 07-Oct-17 14:50:30

Would citizens advice in Ireland have any guidance?

donners312 Sat 07-Oct-17 14:53:05

If it was the other way around you could take him to court, assume similar in Ireland.

Actually ever getting it is another matter.

Winosaurus Sat 07-Oct-17 15:48:14

Reciprocal enforcement orders aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. My ex is in Australia and I applied for a REMO - literally nothing has happened. I’ve been chasing maintenance for nearly 8 years now and not received a single penny... in the words of my solicitor “it’s difficult enough trying to force a father in the same country to pay maintenance when they’re reluctant. You’re chances of success are slim”.
He was right... I’m still waiting

Myheartbelongsto Sat 07-Oct-17 17:29:57

Sickening they can just walk away.

The arrears are at least 30k to date. Also have a joint mortgage that he pays nothing towards.

FizzyGreenWater Sat 07-Oct-17 18:12:44

I'd work on getting him off the deeds!

Yes you are unlikely to see anything.

MrsBertBibby Sat 07-Oct-17 18:46:26

If there's much equity in the house, can you take the arrears out of his share?

L0quacious Sat 07-Oct-17 19:23:34

Ireland and the UK work well together honouring each others court orders with regard to access and maintenance, however, my situation was clearly oiled by the fact that my x is a member of a professional body, which has to be renewed, and non-compliance of a court order might make him unable to renew his membership.

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