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Am I still required to pay maintenance

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Hi All,

New to the forum. I have a 17yr old son that has now left full time education with no job. He turns 18 in April. His mum and I have never gone through CM or the courts and have had our own arrangements in place for 13yrs. 

My question is, am I still obligated to pay his mum maintenance now he has left full time education. 

I am not walking away from my responsibilities as his Dad but would like to know where I stand with what I pay his mum. 

Any advice is greatly appreciated 

Topic starter Posted : 24/01/2022 7:40 pm
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You’re normally expected to pay child maintenance until your child is 16, or until they’re 20 if they’re in school or college full-time studying for:

  • A-levels
  • Highers, or
  • equivalent.

Child maintenance might stop earlier – for example, if one parent dies or the child no longer qualifies for child benefit. u're%20normally%20expected%20to,equivalent.

Posted : 24/01/2022 8:49 pm

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