Court Order from UK


#1

Dear Gsmom:

Greetings. I am working on researching this issue, so I will be back with you in the near future with some answers, but first, did you take him to court in Wake County and if so, what for exactly? Did you already register the order or did you file a new child support case here. Where is your husband employed?

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

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#2

The court order is from the UK, no I have never taken him to court here - I returned to the UK at great expense for 3 court hearings. He works in the UK. I was told that the order is enforceable here, but before I find a lawyer to represent me I want to know if I will win and actually get the money he owes - it’s racking up to over $8000. I was also told he could be sent to jail for not complying with a court order. I am willing to try anything that will finally get me the help I need.


#3

Dear Gsmom:

Greetings. How often does he come to the US? What assets does he own here?

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

He is a UK citizen and has no assets in the UK. He has visited my family here once in 1999 and not since. I believe he has family in Ohio and Washington state. How would I go about taking the court order that I have down to the courthouse and having him served? It has been almost 3 years with no support and I’m at my wits end. I have already spent $0000’s in travel to the UK and lawyer expenses. All I want is for him to help provide for his child. I am due to fly back to the UK in November for Thanksgiving with my family and my agreement with the court was that whenever I returned was to bring his daughter to visit, which I have done despite him not holding up his end of the order. I am not legally obliged to allow him visitation as the order only allows for support. The visitation order was only valid as long as I remained in the UK. How much would a consultation visit cost as I feel this is something that deserves more attention and I appreciate you do not have time to research this for the forum.


#5

Dear Gsmom:

Greetings. The question of international child support is an interesting one which we have researched before, but I am sure there is new information out there.

A consultation in our office costs $300.00 and lasts for approximately an hour. We do many telephone consultations, so that people do not have to travel to our office if they don’t want to or cannot. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#6

After a recent visit back to the UK to visit family. I have found out that my ex has a new job. He is now a policeman, and unfortunately for him as a policeman he is not allowed to have bad judgments against him and he also has to declare all family members. I am fairly certain he has not claimed his daughter and he is still in debt to me to the tune of several thousands pounds\dollars. I am hoping that the change in his employment will go in my favour and would like to light a fire under his wallet. I know that under UK law I can request a warrant arrest, garnish his income and more. However, last time I went through the UK courts they reduced the amount and cancelled over a years worth of arrears. This is obviously not what I want this time around. I would like to get the arrears owed to me (currently dating from August 18 2003 to present) as well as collect current child support. Would you recommend proceeding through NC courts and if so, where do I start? I am at my wits end and am looking for help ASAP. I do not think it’s fair that the courts let him get away without being a responsible parent. Your advice is invaluable.


#7

Dear Gsmom:

Greetings. Don’t forget that not paying child support can also be dealt with (in very limited circumstances) through the US federal courts. That may be a great option. Have you checked into that?

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#8

Where would I start? I haven’t been able to find anything online regarding using federal court.


#9

Dear Gsmom:

Greetings. This is a criminal statute, so you would contact the United States Attorney Office in the area where the father lives. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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#10

Once again, the non-custodial parent, or as I like to refer to him, the DBD, lives in the UK. Has NO ASSETS stateside, is NOT a US citizen, and has NEVER lived in the States.

I have every court order ever issued, paternity test results, income information, state and UK statutes\laws, all I need is someone to help me file downtown. I have done all the hardwork. I just need help getting through the system.


#11

I have a court order for child support from a UK court, but my ex refuses to pay. I have taken him to court at my expense 3 times last year, including flights, lawyers fees, and time off work, it has cost me several thousand dollars. He has been ordered to pay the arrears and even had the amount reduced, but still he does not pay and has not paid since April 2002. I cannot afford to fly back and forth any more as I have a newborn son and work full time. Is there a way to have the order enforced in a Wake County court? Will he be required to appear here? I have spoken with Wake County CSE and they say it can be enforced, but it will take time as they have to follow certain procedures. Can I have a warrant issued for his arrest, as he is in contempt of a court order and has arrears amounting to $8000+? What is the quickest resolution? Can I also get legal aid to help me get the money his daughter needs? Please help!!!