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24 Jul 12 #345021 by JamesTaylor
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in order to prolong child maintenance for my eldest daughter (now 19) she maintains that she is still in full time education. Yet, according to my ex, since January, my daughter has been studying an ASDAN Level 2 ICT course 14 hours a week.
the course is stated to be 45 guided learning hours so basic maths dictates that she should have finished the course in 4 weeks. My daughter is bright, has studied ICT at O level in the past - before leaving school and taking any O levels. I am representing myself in court on thursday. My daughter has also since Jan claimed jobseekers allowance and she got a job in April.
whats my best argument to the court to get the court to see that my ex''s claims are just to prolong the child maintenance and that there is no way that my daughter is still in Full time education ?

thanks
JT

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24 Jul 12 #345034 by WhiteRose
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Is your agreement via CSA, a voluntary agreement or via a Court Order?

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24 Jul 12 #345035 by JamesTaylor
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Court Order (until finished full time tertiary education)

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24 Jul 12 #345036 by WhiteRose
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I think before going to Court it may be worth asking your ex to provide proof that your daughter is in FT Education.

Is the reason for stopping the payments because you can not afford them?

If you are still able to afford them, it may be worth suggesting paying directly to your daughter rather than stopping completely.

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24 Jul 12 #345061 by JamesTaylor
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all proof is self serving and my ex and my daughter have told the college they are not to divulge any information to me. (plus my daughter is 18+ so data protection laws apply)

Reason for stopping is a matter of priniple
1. I believe you cant be in FTE when claiming JSA
2. My daughter is now in FT employment
3. i dont believe you can study 14 hours a week a course that is 45 guided learning hours for 6 months (especially when you see a test ASDAN level 2 ICT paper)

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JT

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