Hi there, please can someone help as I can't seem to find answers for my problem. I'm almost three years into my iva which is going well. My ex has recently told me she has had a baby and it's mine. Absolute bolt out of the blue! We aren't together anymore but inevitably she is going to want and be entitled to money, should the child turn out to be mine. I really don't want my iva to be affected but how will I realistically make future child support payments? What are my options and would I be able to include these payments when I do the expenditure form at the annual review? Surely someone can help me on this one?
Ho thanks for your advice. I should point out though, she has already had the child though and should it prove to be mine, I am wondering where I go from here. Will the fact that I'm in an iva determine how much maintenance she will receive? Also would i be able to reduce my expenditure on the budget to allow for payments to be made to her? At the end of the day, I simply don't have the money to pay child maintenance but really don't want my iva to fail.
I earn 23 k and currently pay just over 200 pounds to my iva monthly. If I have to pay over 200 per month csa then there would be nothing left to pay iva. I guess my question is...would my iva have to end or could I try and find the money from elsewhere...eg family member....or severely cut back on my own budget...ie no gym and cycle to work instead of car etc. I really don't want my iva to fail.
Rather than having your child maintenance as an expense, would there be an opportunity to have this as an attachment of earnings? Given the change that would result in your income a variation meeting could be held. You are not alone in having an IVA and a commitment to child maintenance
Personally I don't think it will make much difference as it makes a difference to your income either way.
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