thanks for your question
Your husband's legal obligation towards the child is only to make a child maintenance payment
To reassure you, this cannot be backdated over the last 17 years when she has not made a claim, the assessment runs from the date of the phone call she made to start the recent process
I hope that helps - please let me know if there are any additional points to clarifiy before you are happy to accept and leave a positive rating
No, there is no basis for her to file such a claim
There is nothing in law that would provide for her to do that
The court don't have any jurisdiction over child support, if she disagrees with the award then frankly - she's stuck with it!
The process is not that involved - your husband will provide his details (it is an offence to provide inaccurate information to the CSA) and they will be make a calculation.
That calculation will stand and it's not for her to question
I apologise for the delay in answering your additional quesition - I only have online access at the office and have been in and out.
Whether she was working or not would not influence the outcome of the child maintenance assessment.
As for education, you can ask the CSA to check as if he is not being educated then the obligation to pay maintenance ends.