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    x partner is self employed filed dividends for August calculation of nearly 70k but refuses to pay any maintenance through collect and pay ,got a liability order, bayliffs just visited for the arrears of nearly 9k, even though he is still refusing to pay his weekly maintenance and hasn’t paid for nearly a year and there is now a further debt of nearly 5k they accepted a payment of 400 pcm towards the debt ( what a joke) i still won’t see any monies till February 2019 as bayliffs take their fee of £800, was told today by CMS that we now can ask for a further liability order but will take another 6 months and if accepted cannot collect any further monies towards the second debt until the 24 months are up with the first liability order.

    i have tried contacting my MP but they are reluctant to help – how do I support my two children on fresh air I work full time am a single mum and really worried about how to carry on without any monies coming in

    Has anyone been in a similar situation that can offer advice

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    Hi 123sammy

    I’m one of the Gingerbread moderators.  It sounds like you are going through a difficult time currently.  Our website offers fact sheets and can give information, so please have a look.  However you may find it of benefit to speak to one of our advisers on the helpline.  They are very experienced and can also signpost to relevant agencies that may be of use.  This number is 0808 802 0925.

    Good luck with this and hopefully other parents may have information that can be of use to you.


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