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27 Jun 07 #1017 by pearlman
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Hi, just joined and would like some help please.

I have two children aged 14 and 17 and pay £540 per month which is 20 % of my net earnings. This is via a court order, not the CSA. When my daughter is 18 in 3 months time, do the payments half or do they go to 5 % as the first child is no longer relevant ? The court order just says £540 and names the two children.

Thanks for your help

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27 Jun 07 #1035 by DownButNotOut
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This should all be explicitly stated in your court order.

According to CSA rules then as long as the child is still in full-time secondary education, the payments should continue until they are 19.

So i think you are a year early in attempting to stop payments to the elder child.

When the eldest is 19 then the payments are for just one child and so should be at 15%, instead of the current 20%.

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