I have been in touch with the CMS as my ex-wife is still trying to claim payments for the 2nd child who is supposedly going to Uni as she is 18.
I have no contact with my children as their mother has brainwashed them against me. So, I have no way of knowing if my daughter will be going to uni in Sept or living away from home.
We had a court order drawn up in 2015 when I divorced my ex and it stated that I would pay maintenance until the 1st child reaches 18 and finishes f/t education.
I have mentioned all of the above to the CSA and have it writing from last yr when my daughter made contact with me and mentioned that she will need money for uni costs etc. But... they don't want to see me.
The CSA initially provided me with written confirmation that i will only pay for one child but since then my wife is trying to claim for both still as mentioned above.
What can i do, as I think my ex is just trying to get more money out of me but I have no way of knowing if my child has attained the grades for uni or leave home because of no ctc?
Your post is confusing as you mention both CSA and CMS and also a Court Order.
If you are paying via CMS (or CSA) and your daughter has just finished an A level standard course then your assessment will end first Monday in September unless she does another full time non advanced course. CMS is not payable at university level.
The court order is over twelve months old so the CMS has authority over the situation. You contacted the CMS for an assessment and they wrote back saying you need only pay for one child. From what you have written it is only your ex-wife who is telling you that you need to continue paying her.
Based on the info which I had rcvd from my daughter when I did contact her last year.
She mentioned about going to Uni. However, as I previously indicated I do not know if this is fact because of not having any real contact with the children.
Therefore, I contacted the CMS a few weeks back to inform them of them that my daughter could possibly be going to Uni as she is 18 yrs now.
They wrote back with a payment schedule based on me just paying for my son who is 15 Yrs.
I have since rcvd a letter from the CMS and talked to them today. They are saying that I could still be liable to pay for my daughter. The question is if she is actually going to Uni. If she is then I will not pay for both children. I'm sure they need to ask the question to my ex about this and obtain proof.
As she is claiming child benefit too.
If my daughter is staying is at home and going to Uni then am I still am not obliged to pay for both children?
It is just a struggle when I don't have any real contact with the children to see what type of education my daughter is attending. Hence, I'm just trying to get a handle on where I stand legally.
As I understand it the only way you could be liable is if she has failed her A-level's and doing retakes. It would seem the CMS has confirmed this by saying you only have to pay for your younger son.
The only people you need to listen to are the CMS.
If you want to continue supporting your now adult daughter why not ask her mother to ask your daughter to contact you herself with her bank account details so you can do that directly with her from here on in.