4 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
I'd like to think that if he is earning English money and paying English tax then the childsupport goes through the English system. However, I'm aware that there are provisions within the Australian system for the Australian tax dept to claim child support on behalf of a parent who lives in this country where the other parent lives overseas. So in short I don't know. I'd be contacting the English child support agency and trying to start paying through that system. Can I ask a question. Why did the ex win the relocation case. There has been lots of publicity in this country regarding a mother who brought her kids here from Italy. The courts ordered the children be returned to their father in Italy...
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The case you speak of was when a mother kept the children in Australia after a holiday against theire fathers wishes. She actually stole them and he went to court to have them returned. She claims he gave consent but according to media stories (and the court result) there was no proof of this. They were returned to him. Stories of violence by the mother apparently could not be verified either.
Hi guys, thanks so much for your replies. I hope that it will remain a UK assessment as anything else would cripple us financially and we have already been crippled by the court case. With regard to why he lost the case. In essense because in the UK 91% of applicants for leave to remove are granted leave to remove. Of the few remainder that lose, they lose because the other parent has shared custody, which is very rare in the UK. My husband lived an hour away from his children so though he saw them several times a month this did not amount to shared custody. He fought the case based on his belief (trust me not unfounded), that the mothers motivation for the emigration was to remove him from the childrens lives but despite the judge acknowledging that the mother saw having to accomodate visitation as a nuisance he did not have a hope in hell. She claimed they needed to move as they had debts to clear. Anyway it is such a long story (and I am actually writing it now), I cannot begin to get it across on a forum! As much as I would love to, it just ends up sounding one sided. If I knew you I could show you texts and emails from his ex wife (all unbelievably exhibited in our statement to no avail), where the ex wife makes it clear over a period of 10 years that she wants to start afresh with her new husband without having to share the children with my husband. She got her kids to call her new husband daddy within a month of dating him for example. Anyway if you want to know more please message me. Apparantly other countries are much less keen to separate children from their fathers than the UK. Unfortunately in the UK, it is very easy to emigrate. Bob Geldof calls in state sanctioned kidnap....http://www.relocationcampaign.co.uk/4.html