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My son is 18 years old and works full time, if me and my wife

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My son is 18 years old and works full time, if me and my wife divorce can I be forced to pay maintence in any way for him
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 2 years ago.
Hello
Thank you for your question.
As your son is 18, full time employed and not in further education then you would not be liable for any child maintenance through the Child Maintenance Service. The general rule is if your wife is no longer receiving child benefit for your son then you are not liable.
Your wife could try and seek maintenance for your son as part of financial settlement in divorce. The court would likely not accept such an argument if he is working full time.
Kind Regards
Caroline
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