The courts order say my ex must pay maintenance for my daughter until she is 18 or finishes tertiary education. She started her undergraduate course in September but due to ill health and two hospital stays she has exited her course and will go in this September instead, she has her place at Liverpool University. My ex has now stopped paying her maintenance saying she has ceased tertiary education. My solicitor says technically she hasn't as she has just deferred because of ill health. She needs the money to help support her. What do I do?
My solicitor also says I should go for an Enforcement Action against my ex. My ex says he as consulted his solicitor and he is within his right to stop the maintenance. I don't want to spend a fortune on EA and possible court action if there is no chance of him continuing to support my daughter who is 19.
As far as I know - no - he told me he would stop the payment and my solicitor wrote to him telling him not to that technically my daughter is still in education - just delaying the year due to ill health and therefore stlll needs support until she restarts in September. He has apparently had advice for his solicitor (my ex) and a letter is on the way to say my daughter has ceased her education - this is not the case - she has her new place for September her UCAS letter confirming it all and will be going back. He is being very harassing - her (by phone and text) and me (by text). Telling her to get a job and me that he hated giving me money - it's not me - it's to support our daughter.
He's already tried to do that and the courts order says the money is paid to me - also what he suggested was paying her rent and giving her 'a bit of money' - I'm not convinced if I agree to that he would stick to it and my daughter certainly wouldn't want to be in a position where she has to keep asking or indeed going to court to get him to pay. He has tried for 8 years to stop paying for one reason or another - - he told my 15 year old son yesterday that he (my son) is my meal ticket and started basically telling him not to go to university - he's only 15 and hasn't even done his GCSE's yet but the manipulation is already starting - it's ridiculous and damaging behaviour.