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My daughter is due to go to university years in September

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My daughter is due to go to university for 3 years in September and is 18 years old. She will be 19 years old in October. Her father said he is going to stop paying me child maintenance when she goes and has refused to help me with any university costs whilst she is there. Can he do this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. Unfortunately his legal child maintenance liability to you for the benefit of your daughter expires when your daughter goes to university.

However, if you daughter is unable to maintain herself in university she is able to pursue a court application under the Children Act for maintenance to be paid directly to her to support herself.

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Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

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