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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
For clarity - does your husband pay under the terms of a Court Order?
What is the exact wording of the order?
Then I am afraid that there is no way around this - he has to pay until the child is 18 - unless he chooses to apply to the Court in the hope that they will agree to the Order ending.
Had he applied before had then the Child Maintenance Service could have made an assessment that superseded the Court Order - but that is no longer an option sadly
I am sorry to give bad news - please ask if you need further details
Do you know how much the boy is earning?
How much is the maintenance?
Then your husband may be able to save the £3000 that the next year will cost by applying to the Court to dismiss the Order on the basis that his son is now earning a good wage himself.
This is done using a Form A available here
The fee is £245
Please ask if you need further details