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Good evening. My ex-husband has decided to move towards putting

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Good evening. My ex-husband has decided to move towards putting our 2 children (eldest initially) into a weekly boarding school and following this has said he will either reduce or stop maintenance payments. Is he able to do this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

No, he can't. If you are the parent with care and get the child benefit for them then he will still have to pay child support. In addition he can't put them into boarding school without your consent.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for this. Very helpful. Another quick question; we have a private agreement for maintenance. if he challenges the decision to pay maintenance, will I be forced through the CSA as I found in the past they take a very long time to carry out work. Or would I need to go through a solicitor?

Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
If maintenance becomes a disputed issue, the CSA has jurisdiction.