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I have a residency order in place grandchild. I raised m

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I have a residency order in place for a grandchild. I raised him for 10 years. He now in private fostering, placed by social services. Am I liable to make maintenance payments?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.

Hello

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I am a Solicitor and will assist you today.

I can confirm that whilst the residence order has conferred responsibility upon you - it does not make you liable for child maintenance if you are no longer caring for your grandchild.

To be liable for child maintenance you must be either:

  • biological parent, or
  • adoptive parent, or
  • legal parent and your child was born as a result of donor insemination, fertility treatment or surrogacy.

This is not the case for you.

Kind Regards

Caroline

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