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Maintenance for tertiary education

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25 Apr 12 #326539 by MrsMathsisfun
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From what I have read tertiary education refers to any ''''voluntary'''' educations that takes place after secondary school, this can include further and higher education!

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25 Apr 12 #326548 by Fiona
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My understanding is tertiary education means third level, following primary and secondary education levels. For some strange reason in the UK that includes specialized further education colleges that run courses progressing to higher education alongside vocational courses, as well as higher education.

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25 Apr 12 #326579 by Carrie Paechter
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Fiona is correct. Tertiary colleges are a bit of an anomaly. Usually universities are referred to as ''tertiary education''.

Presumably if he is refusing to pay while she is at university you can return to court for enforcement if it is written into your Order. Whether the court will support you beyond the first degree is a moot point but she should at least get it until the end of that time.

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Carrie

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27 Apr 12 #326866 by Soozy2
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Thank you for the advice. I have spoken to a couple of legal people as one can get a free half hour and they advise that I have a good case so we shall see. thank you very much for responding so promptly

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