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16 Nov 07 #6840 by Hammy1228
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Can anyone tell me what is the legal (Scotland) amount I have to pay in child support to a daughter who is 21 and in full time education and working part time. Cn she take me to court?

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16 Nov 07 #6848 by Mike789
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Under the circumstances you give you are not legally bound to pay Child Support unless there is a court order in place which involves payments while she is at Uni. If no order is in place she could apply to the court for a order however as she is working I suspect she will get no where with it. She would need to prove to the court she needs special assistance because she is not able to support herself due to a disability.

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17 Nov 07 #6855 by Fiona
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Scotland is different. There is a general obligation for parents to support children over 18 until 25 years old in education or training under s1 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985. Most parents and children come to an arrangement themselves but, yes, it is possible for your daughter to take you to court.

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19 Nov 07 #6990 by ganeshjacharya
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Well, a short question for you... Don't you think it's your duty to look after her, I understand she could be working though..

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19 Nov 07 #6995 by Specialdad
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Moral and legal obligations are different sides of the same coin, namely the support to be offered to ones own flesh and blood.

Every child deserves the opportunity to have a fulfilling and enriching life but in todays fast lifestyle a lot of children are left at the bottom of the pile.

With the rush of emotions that envelope the divorce process it is easy to lose the whole picture and focus on ones own hurt and suffering, but what makes a great man is the ability to rise above all that and care.


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