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Your daughter has finished her Secondary Education - the course she is doing now will be seen as Tertiary so you can indeed stop payments.
The definition of Secondary Education is here
Please ask if you need further details
Thank you. I understand the definition of Secondary Education, but the vocational course she will attend in the USA is non-advanced, and would not be classed as tertiary.
My concern is more about the cases I have read which indicate payment is generally due until the September after a course finishes, irrespective of Child Maintenance Payments, although I appreciate that CSA payments would stop at the same time as Child Maintenance Payments, I have read that this is not necessarily true for payments under a consent order.
The consent order does not specify education in the UK - is it right to interpret it that a vocational (non-advanced) course overseas is not relevant for the terms of the consent order?
Please provide more information with regards ***** ***** maintenance in the event the child is no longer living with the parent with care. I referenced:https://www.gov.uk/when-child-maintenance-payments-stop with regards ***** ***** assertion that if she no longer lives with her mother, then there is no requirement to pay - but I am unclear, again, if this applies to only CSA arranged payments or also to consent orders?
My apologies - this fell off my list for some reason!
You are right - CSA payments end in September - but this does not apply to Court Orders - they end when the Order ends.
The fact that your daughter no longer lives with her mother and has chosen to pursue education (of whatever level) abroad means that payments are no longer due to your ex.
Your ex cannot enforce the Order when the child no longer lives with her