Am I still required to pay maintenance
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
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:
- Highers, or
Child maintenance might stop earlier – for example, if one parent dies or the child no longer qualifies for child benefit.