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Giving Maint direct to kids

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18 Sep 12 #356467 by L4N
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In Scots Law can anyone tell me when I can legally give my son some or all of the maintenance I pay.

Is it at age 16 or is it age 18?

Also can this be done without notifying ex (other than out of courtesy)?


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18 Sep 12 #356613 by Fiona
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Certain powers are reserved for the UK Parliament and social welfare is one of those areas so the CSA rules are the same in Scotland as England & Wales.

A parent with the majority of care can claim child support for qualifying children if they are in full time non advanced education (Advanced Higher standard or less) until the child reaches 19, although that will rise to 20 shortly.

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