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16 Jul 12 #343419 by Diamonds
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I have 3 children two of them attended university whilst i was married, they both had full financial help from both parents. My youngest started university after my husband left me, we are noe half way through divorce. My question is does my youngest have any claim against her farther for help with uni expences. I have recently been made redundant so i cannot help on jobseekers benefit.

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16 Jul 12 #343431 by hadenoughnow
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She can take him to court for support but it would be a shame if she had to do that. Has he refused to support het voluntarily?

Also have you checked her entitlement for student finance? If your income as a single parent is very low, she may well be able to get grant help to cover tuition fees.

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16 Jul 12 #343441 by Fiona
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Your daughter can claim maintenance in her own right and she would be entitled to legal aid. The courts would look at your daughter''s income from all sources and deduct her expenses to identify her "needs" and that would be balanced against your husbands ability to pay once his income is deducted from his expenses to determine whether or not he has enough disposable income to pay maintenance.

It''s very sad when a child takes a parent to court and negotiation is a better way forward.

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16 Jul 12 #343470 by Diamonds
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He does not want to support her, he told her if she didnt want to move on and accept his new life and forget the last 21 years, then tough

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16 Jul 12 #343493 by hadenoughnow
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:ohmy:He sounds like a real charmer!
In your shoes I would check out what grant help is available and if at all possible manage without his "help".
To have to take your own father to court would be traumatic for her ... and she needs to concentrate on her studies.

I know from my own experience with my daughters that it is perfectly possible to manage uni with student loan, a grant and a part time job. And at the end of it all who was the one there at the graduation ceremony smiling proudly? Well, in my case it certainly wasn''t him!

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16 Jul 12 #343497 by NoWhereToTurnl
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My daughter has just graduated from a 5yr medical degree, her father is a mega wealthy man but also refused to help. We applied through student finance, I was means tested each year and she was awarded full maintenance loan yearly, she also worked during the holidays. Its not the lap of luxury her father enjoys but it is do-able.

I also batch cooked which benefited both of us, me as it made me cook and her that she had a freezer of homemade food. I am the master of all that is mince or chicken :)

Good luck, you will get there.
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16 Jul 12 #343546 by Diamonds
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Thanks for your reply, i need to get into batch cooking as well, and mince n chicken will be my option too

Donna

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