Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are you in England or Wales?
-Was there a CMS/CSA calculation and formal arrangement?
-Was there a court order regarding this, if so in what proceedings and when was this made?
What do you mean by formal agreement? As in a court order or a consent order approved by the court?
Thanks for confirming. In the circumstance you have no enforceable agreement and are able to pay the sums into a separate account for your son. I would suggest you inform the mother of this before stopping the current maintenance.
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Whilst my colleague is correct and at present there is no enforceable agreement you do need to be aware that if you stop paying your ex is entitled to make an application to the Maltese Courts for child maintenance which can then be enforced in the UK OR she can apply to the Uk courts for an order directly.
You may wish to consider the risks of this before stopping payments