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Child support - abusive ex

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Tailfeather · 24/05/2023 16:39

My sister's ex was a horrible man and very abusive. They split 4 years ago and have been in and out of the courts since. She doesn't want him to have anything to do with her DD. He has just stopped paying maintenance. I hope this will go against him in court. But I assume he is legally obliged to pay? I work, she doesn't, so now she is constantly asking me for money. But I have my own child and business, so my own money issues. Should he keep paying even with no access? My niece is 6.

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CadburyDream · 24/05/2023 17:43

Why is she asking you for money? My ex has never paid maintenance but I wouldn’t ask family for money. Why hasn’t she opened a cms claim? It won’t go against him in court as contact and maintenance aren’t linked and they won’t care

Tailfeather · 24/05/2023 19:49

Because she has no money at all and he's stopped paying maintenance, so the money she relied on has stopped.

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Tailfeather · 24/05/2023 19:50

I will ask her about the CMS claim. He is meant to be paying, but suddenly stopped last month.

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