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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34105
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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hello i have a daughter who is now 15 years of age with profound

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hello i have a daughter who is now 15 years of age with profound learning and physical needs... reading the guidance my responsibility i understand for child maintenance will continue until she reaches 19years of age as she will remain in full time education are there any exceptions thankyou.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Is payment made via the CSA or a court order?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

maintenaince payments were sorted via court (following divorce)many years before my daughters diagnosis.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
HI
When does the order say that payments should cease?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i have lost correspondence

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
So you no longer have a copy of the Order?
Has your ex spoken about extending the Order?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

payment was agreed and is now directly paid to my ex wife, no the amount paid following my divorce has remained the same (fixed) . we divorced 11 years ago.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
When contact stops will depend on what it says on the Order.
However under the CSA rules you would need to continue to pay until your daughter is 20 (if she remains in education)
In addition given your daughter's special needs may mean that your ex can apply to the court to extend the time - although your daughter's personal eligibility for benefits would have to be taken into account
Please ask if you need further details
Clare

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