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Adult Child Maintenance

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3 years 2 months ago #494501 by Andymn67
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I am a full time carer for my daughter who will be 20 next year. Is there any Court Orders that I can apply for again my ex to make sure that he continues to pay Maintenance for her after her 20th birthday? She will still be attending our local college & probably will be until she is 24/25.

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3 years 2 months ago #494506 by WYSPECIAL
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Is she disabled?

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3 years 2 months ago #494508 by Andymn67
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Yes, she is awarded higher rate disability element & lower rate care element from DLA. I have been her full time carer from her birth & has always been awarded DLA.

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3 years 2 months ago #494509 by Bubblegum11
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I wonder if you can make an application under schedule 1 of the Children's Act 1989?

I would have thought the Court would have Jurisdiction as your child is disabled and the Act allows CM for children over the age of 18 in certain circumstances. The court can order lump sum or periodical payments.

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3 years 2 months ago #494531 by LittleMrMike
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Could you be entitled to carer's allowance ? Just a thought.

Yes, the Court does have jurisdiction in certain circumstances - see s 8 (8) Child Support Act 1991.

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3 years 2 months ago #494533 by Bubblegum11
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LittleMrMike wrote:

Yes, the Court does have jurisdiction in certain circumstances - see s 8 (8) Child Support Act 1991.
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Thanks LMM!

Yes sorry. It is the s8 (8) Child Support Act 1991 that my CM order for disabled children was made under. :blush:

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3 years 2 months ago #494550 by Andymn67
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Thank you,

I have read the order, please could someone advise me on how to go about putting the order in place.

Is there a court form that I have to fill in?

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