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Will son going to University be taken into account

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31 Mar 12 #320976 by I Harris
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Son is just finishing A levels and hopes to go to university. Will this affect any financial settlement? Will it help me keep the house until son finishes Uni? Anyone been through this situation.

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31 Mar 12 #320997 by Fiona
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Dependent children under 18 are the priority, but over 18s in education are a consideration too. It isn''t unreasonable for over 18s to be provided with a base even if they are living in away from home during term time. That doesn''t mean the former matrimonial home has to be kept for them if it is more than adequate to provide a base, and can be sold to release equity so both parents can purchase somewhere to live.

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