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We live in Scotland. My son will turn 20 on 30th April 2016.

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We live in Scotland. My son will turn 20 on 30th April 2016. He has signed up for a full-time College Course that will run from August 2015 to May 2016. At what point does my legal responsibility stop in terms of making my monthly payments to his mother?
Also, can I choose to start making payments directly to my son rather than to his mother during the period where I am legally responsible?
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Scott
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
Your legal responsibility has already ended, assuming your son has left school and child benefit is no longer being paid to the mother.
Whilst he is under the age of 25 and undergoing a full time course of education or training you have a duty to pay ailment for him of an amount which is reasonable having regard to his needs and your resources. His mother has the same duty if he is living outwith her home.
The law here is contained in section 1 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985.
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