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what is "full time education"

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20 May 12 #331822 by jonesst3
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My son has just turned 18 and levels school this june after he is 18. what happens about child maintenance for him if a)he takes a gap year b) he goes to university.

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20 May 12 #331827 by Fiona
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Do you have a child maintenance agreement included in a Consent Order settling the finances on divorce and if so what are the terms of the agreement?

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20 May 12 #331828 by jonesst3
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it says to pay maintenance until completion of full time education but my daughter is 19 and at uni and no maintenance is paid for her so i was wondering if the maintenance stops for my son too

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20 May 12 #331843 by Fiona
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Unfortunately "full time education" is ambiguous and open to interpretation. You would need to apply to court to get a definite answer. Perhaps a way forward would be to negotiate with the other parent and agree that some maintenance is paid directly to your son when he is at uni.

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