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I am a Solicitor and will assist you.
Please may I ask:
- when was the court order made?
- do you know if the current course are university equivalent?
You need to make inquiries with the college about the level of course.
After one year of the court order - you can choose to revert to pay maintenance through the Child Maintenance Service.
This may be more beneficial for you. Maintenance under the CMS is payable until 21 if non advanced education - that being University equivalent.
Please do be aware that if your children are studying university level courses now / future and they need support they can make a Schedule 1 Children Act claim in their own right for support.
Please accept my apologies for my delay in responding to you.
I am in full time practice and was not available yesterday evening.
After one year of your court order being in place - you can opt out and revert to the CMS.
With the CMS you do not have to pay when your children start university level courses.
This may be more beneficial for you. The reason I say this is because your current order appears to state 'full time education'. This in itself could actually be interpreted to mean a full time university education.
let me know if I can help you further
Given that they are under 18 at the moment - it is likely that there current courses are not university equivalent.
This could help as it will give you the time to opt out of your current order now and revert to the CMS - so if they do go on to University level courses in the future you wont be liable under the CMS.