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Child Maintenance - Time Limit ?

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01 Sep 20 #513948 by divorced_bloke
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I have been divorced now for 8 years and have had a Consent Order in place that I have stuck to (I believed) for the whole time.

4 years ago, my son left school and started an apprenticeship, so I gave my ex notice that I was going to stop payments (as per CSA guidelines) and heard nothing back, so the payments stopped.

My daughter is 18 this month, and I sent a reminder that this would mean my payments would stop at the end of the school year.

I received a photo of the original Consent Order back, which does state that I would pay maintenance until they were both 18 or left full-time education, whichever was later. According to this I should have paid an additional 2 years of maintenance for my son.

I'm now very worried she is going to come after me for 2 years of payments !!!! Any advice on this, it doesn't seem right to back date payments so far.

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03 Sep 20 #513979 by WYSPECIAL
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An apprenticeship doesn't count as full time education for CSA purposes.

Your daughter may still be in full time education. School year is only just about to start.

When do you think payments end?

Was there anything besides the photo?

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