When my ex and i got divorced back in 2010 we agreed on a monthly sum i pay to her for child maintenance for our 2 children. We had this agreed in writing during our divorce on the 'Statement of Arrangement for Children' form.
This amount has never been questioned by my ex and i have never missed a payment. However my eldest is off to university in September / October and i want to contribute financially to help her in her new life.
My ex still wants the original payment we agreed on (which was for 2 children), even though it is just my son left living with her.
Does the 'Statement of Arrangement for Children' agreement still apply as she is threatening to involve the CSA.
Any clarification on this would be great.
Thanks in advance.
The Statement of Arrangements hasn't been used for many years and is not obsolete. In any case, wat was written in it was never legally binding.
Where will your 18yo be living when they are at Uni?
If you ex wants to approach the CMS for a calculation of what CM is due to be paid by yourself, then you't prevent her from doing that - and the calculation may go in your favour. Usually those in tertiary education are not eligible for CM or child benefit.