Procedure to applying for maintenance for children/current spouse
If your ex-spouse/spouse is refusing to maintain or contribute to the maintenance of your children,
1. You may file a complaint with the police, or file and swear/affirm a Magistrate’s Complaint at the Family Justice Courts stating that your (ex-)spouse has failed in his/her obligation to provide reasonable maintenance.
2. In your complaint, you should state:
a. The child’s needs;
b. Your needs (if you are the wife);
c. Any assets you own (if you are the wife);
d. Any assets your child owns; and
e. Any bank accounts or credit cards.
3. If the Court decides that your complaint provides sufficient grounds for proceeding, the Court will issue a summons for your (ex-)spouse to appear before it.
4. At the hearing, the Court may then order your (ex)spouse to pay maintenance for your child(ren).