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I have two boys and have been paying £70 every week for years.

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I have two boys and have been paying £70 every week for years. The eldest has just started a business apprentice and is working 35 hours a week his pay is only £7500 for the first year,but as he is full time I am under the impression that I now no longer need to pay for him.
Since he started work I have cut the maintainance payment to £35 per week.
My ex who only works 3days a week is after more money as she said she is still having to subserside my eldest son cause he is on a low salary and £35 is not enough for the other.
I myself do not have a regular income as I am a non payed director in a public house which is struggling the only bit of luck was to sell a piece of land and the proceeds payed of our mortgage and the rest I invested.
Can you please tell me where I stand
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Do you pay voluntarily; via the CSA or under the terms of a Court Order?
Does your ex still get child benefit for the eldest child?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

We never went through the csa it wears agreed between us.
Our divorce was not through solicitors we went to the county courts but I think everything was done through them.

I also understand that child maintainance for the eldest should be stopped as he will be 19 and working full time
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Does he go to college at all - and if so is it form more than 12 hours a week?
What was your gross income last year?