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Apologies for the delay. I have considered the documents you have sent and the order of April 2012 and it is clear that in relation to school fees, these are limited to secondary education and there is no order or agreement that you pay university costs.
Furthermore, in relation to the child maintenance amount, this must be paid to the mother for the benefit of your daughter and if you wish to change this you should initially seek agreement from the mother to pay the maintenance directly to your daughter, and then apply to court to have this approved in an order - however, in the event that this does not happen you must pay the child maintenance directly to the mother otherwise you will accumulate arrears and she can apply to enforce this against you.
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Apologies that it appears ambiguous. Under the terms of the order you provided:
1. The court order specifically states that school fees are until the end of secondary school, therefore you will not need to pay university fees. Once your daughter goes to university any issue of fees will need to be pursued by your daughter directly.
2. You are obliged to make child maintenance payments to the mother, for the benefit of your daughter, until your daughter completes university. These should not be made directly to your daughter as the order is clear that they should be made to the mother even during university.
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She will not be entitled to apply for such an order, only your daughter can