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Voluntary Payments for University Holidays

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05 Sep 12 #354044 by buzyizzy
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As topic says really. My child maintenance and child tax credit has no stopped with the imminent departure of my younger child to university.
However, would it be reasonable to ask stbx for maintenance for both of them when they come home for the holidays. University holidays are very long! I''m not sure how I''m going to cope with paying for Christmas with no help:ohmy:

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05 Sep 12 #354049 by WYSPECIAL
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It''s reasonable to ask. Do you think he would contribute?

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05 Sep 12 #354060 by buzyizzy
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I''ve no idea, but I''m sure I read somewhere on a website that I can, so I thought I''d give it a go. Can but try. Ive also asked about the CETV being updated, plus ive sent stbx sols copies of all my bank statements from when we separated until he coughed up for maintenance, some five months later. According to CSA he should have been paying me £72 a week, so he owes me nearly £1k.

I''ll see how I get on.

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06 Sep 12 #354187 by WYSPECIAL
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When you say that according to the CSA he should have been paying you £72pw is that an assessment that was in place? If he failed to pay then they should be chasing him for the arrears.

If there was no assessment and you had a private agreement then unfortunately he doesn''t owe you anything

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06 Sep 12 #354247 by Child Maintenance Options
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Hi

Thanks for the post.

Under child support legislation, regular child maintenance payments must be made until a child is 16 years old, or 19 if they are in full-time education (A-level or equivalent), or for as long as Child Benefit is being paid.

If however the payments are through a family-based arrangement, then this would be entirely up to both parents as payment of school holidays etc can be included in the arrangement. For more details on family-based arrangements, you can visit www.cmoptions.org or ring Child Maintenance Options on 0800 988 0988

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06 Sep 12 #354248 by buzyizzy
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I rang him loads of time and he hung up every time, plus I wrote to him (recorded delivery) and he never replied. Eventually, after three months he started to pay me something, which he informed me would stop after three months as daughter was turning 18. I had to go to CSA to ensure maintenance continued as I was unemployed.

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06 Sep 12 #354250 by Child Maintenance Options
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Hi

Thanks for the post.

Under child support legislation, regular child maintenance payments must be made until a child is 16 years old, or 19 if they are in full-time education (A-level or equivalent), or for as long as Child Benefit is being paid.

If however the payments are through a family-based arrangement, then this would be entirely up to both parents as payment of school holidays etc can be included in the arrangement. For more details on family-based arrangements, you can visit www.cmoptions.org or ring Child Maintenance Options on 0800 988 0988

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