Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders
REMO stands for Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders. A country who has endorsed REMO can enforce another country’s maintenance order. A REMO can also be used in respect of the overseas income of a non-resident parent who is habitually resident in the UK. The UK has REMO arrangements with over a 100 countries. This means that the English Courts can be approached to enforce an order made in another country.
A list of the countries where a UK maintenance order can be enforced can be found here:
A child maintenance order can be made by the English Courts if:
- The non resident has an income that exceeds the CMS income threshold or certain other conditions apply
- The non resident parent lives abroad
Certain orders in England can also be applied for even if the child lives abroad with the resident parent.
If a Maintenance order has been made in England and needs to be enforced abroad, we can assist in liaising with family law specialists in the foreign state.