After all the conversations I've had with the ex about agreeing to change the Child Benefit into my name, I had a shock yesterday when I phoned to see what was prolonging my claim and found that my STBX is fighting for it as well.
Let's be fair people, as the the CB is currently in her name, they are not are not going to be changing it into my name especially as I am a man. We share her 50/50 (despite the fact that I know her Mum looks after when she is away on business) and I work part-time so I am never 20 minutes from that child. I feel defeated as I know what it means to have that CB in your name.
Just to add insult to injury, I also found out yesterday she has moved the mortgage payments across to her account so she is paying it fully. She doesn't live in the marital home now and the place feels like hers again and she is in control of everything in my life. I phoned the sols. this morning and she said that was a good thing as we can claim for maintenance? So why the hell do I not feel happy this morning? (Sleepless night).