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Ex partner now living in Norway with my son

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Hi everyone,


This is my first post so please go easy on me.

Back in August 2023 my ex wife and son (Toby age 12) moved to Norway. This was due to her actually being half Norwegian and looking to be closer to more supportive family members etc.

for some background we haven't lived together since my son was 2.

Anyways the move went fine and things have been ok. Her lack of communication at times can she frustrating.

Today I received a barrage of insults and abuse about having always been a sh*t father and never contributing enough etc etc.

I have religiously used the child maintenance calculator and transferred that using the reference (voluntary contribution).

I suspect things aren't going very well in Norway and she is strapped for cash. She had hoped to gain some more financial stability/flexibility.

Anyways I could rant about this all day. I think her biggest threat was to go after me for child maintenance which I don't quite understand. The calculator says I should be paying £270 and I pay £310 so she stands to get less?


Someone please help me through this madness.

Topic starter Posted : 28/03/2024 6:52 pm
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She will not be able to register with CMS UK:

You cannot apply if the child and the parent with main day-to-day care live outside the UK.

She might be able to open a claim using Norways system. Some info here:

Posted : 28/03/2024 7:15 pm
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@bill337 Thank you for taking the time to reply, I really appreciate that.

It would seem as though you are correct and child maintenance can't be initiated here in the UK as a non resident.

It looks like it is POSSIBLE for her to go down the maintenance route in Norway. My biggest concern is the Norwegian courts requesting an astronomical amount from me based on the cost of living in Norway etc. Surely the UK courts would intervene and prevent this from happening.

Topic starter Posted : 28/03/2024 7:40 pm

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