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What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

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Maintenance Payments

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01 Feb 08 #12576 by sapphire
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Does anyone know to what age child maintenance payments must be made. I keep getting conflicting reports.

I have 2 children one 18 years old and a 17 year old. both are in full time education?

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01 Feb 08 #12578 by Angel557
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i belive it is 19 when they are in full time education

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02 Feb 08 #12580 by miriam
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hi how ru i have 3 children ages 7 ,11 16 ,and all my e2b gives me is 10 pounds a week he has a good job but he says he to pay his bill but as long asu have children is full time education he has to provide for ur children

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02 Feb 08 #12581 by Angel557
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Miriam i take it your 16 yr old is still in school he should be paying you 25% of his net earnings, this is what the CSA would calculate.

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02 Feb 08 #12592 by buslane
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its normally till the eve of 19th birthday. depending on any outstanding arrears

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02 Feb 08 #12608 by Fiona
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Under CSA rules child maintenance is payable all the time that Child Benefit is being paid and the child is aged under 16 or aged 16 to 19 and in full-time non-advanced education. Child Benefit is usually paid until the first week in the September after the child finishes school/college. The meaning of full time education is more than 12 hours a week of study on a course up to and including A level standard.

Under the Children Act 1989 over 18s who are in education or training may ask courts to award maintenance from separated parents. They would normally be eligible for legal aid.

However, when there is a court order for CM, imposed or by consent, the terms of the order dictate when it ends. Often the order is worded something like CM is payable until the age of 17 or the end of full time secondary or tertiary education. It may be possible to vary an order so that it is extended to cover university students if no provision is made, although the costs may outweigh any benefit.

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03 Feb 08 #12656 by zozo
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Hi,
I have 1 child who is 18 in college and my sol. is going to ask for CM for him untill he finishes university, but I do not work and I do not have any income and I am going to do retraining in order to get qualification and become eligible to work after finishing the training which will take me some time. I thing the duration of CM vary with the circomstances. your x income, your income and if your children are willing to go to work or to uni. It is realy confusing and I hope I gave you some of the help you need.
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