My ex-husband has stopped paying maintenance set by the court for over six months now because, he says, I am dating someone. He is very comfortable financially and there is no objective reason for him not paying maintenance for the children. I have been wondering what would pressurise him into paying. He is a jeep freak . He has just bought a new one. Could I use this as a weapon ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 19 May, 2022
Yes, you can open a file at the bailiffs to enforce the maintenance judgment. Your husband will be served with the documents, and details about payment options and a warning about steps that can be taken against him if he continues not paying. If he still refuses to react or pay up after the 20 day deadline, you can apply to the Chief Bailiff for a “freeze” on his new jeep, if it is registered in his name at the Vehicle Licensing Centre .If granted, this would stop your husband from transferring ownership of the jeep. If after a further 14 days he still refused to pay up, the Chief Bailiff could order the vehicle to be sold to cover the debt.