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I recieve a relatively small maintenance amount from my ex. I live alone.I have a partner ,but he doesn’t live with me, and his income is low.
I work in minimum wage job 3 days a week, and can’t get any more days work.
My ex has written to say he wants to stop all payments. He says I should be independent!
I’ve wanted to get him to increase his payments, but didn’t want to rock the boat.But now I have to act.
In fact, he owes me maintenance money as he’s never obeyed the index-linked portion of the agreeemnt. This amounts to about £2k.
The letter says he has a big mortgage, but he currently earns £11k from his business. This is clearly nonsense- how can he pay his large mortgage on less than minimum wage.
My problem is the cost of fighting him is so expensive and I don’t have any money to pay solicitors. I own my own property.
I assume I can’t get legal aid (?). Does this mean I have to roll over and let him stop payments? If I did, I could never pay my bills on what I earn.
What can I do?