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Adult - Child Maintenance

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15 Sep 07 #3404 by dun
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I would be interested in hearing people's experiences of continuing child maintenance being paid to the mother for a college attending adult child.
Situation is that the 'child' who is 21 has a part time job, is in college 20 hours a week and get college fees paid and a 'living away' maintenance grant of over 3K per year paid. The 'adult' child works full time during summer and term breaks. YET the mother is still entitled to 'child' maintenance. Has anyone successfully contested this in court and had a reduction in the ' child' maintenance to be paid to the mother ?

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15 Sep 07 #3408 by Fiona
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Maintenance awarded/agreed through the courts is usually based on the 'need' of one party and the ability to pay of the other and you may apply for a variation when there is a change of circumstances.

Does the mother provide accommodation during the holidays or any other form of support?

Student living costs are typically £10k a year so a £3k maintenance grant doesn't really go the far. In our son's case about half of the cost is covered by a student loan and his earnings so his father and I pay the remaining £5k.

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16 Sep 07 #3453 by dun
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The student is living between the father and mothers house, but mainly with the mother - 4 days a week with mother, rest of time with father.

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