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When does Maintenance End

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22 May 20 #512512 by fozbinning
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My Son is in his last term of colleague and he lives with my ex wife.He is 18 in Aug. He is currently considering his options, whether to work for a year (gap year) and then go to uni, or whether to go to uni in Sept.
I have a Consent Order which was agreed circa 2015 with my ex, the relevant wording is:

Payments will continue until the eldest child 1) reaches the age of 18; or 2) ends their full time secondary education, whichever is later.

I was under the understanding that full-time secondary education is basically college (A level/ BTEC/ NVQ) and not university, so do I cease payments to the ex in Sept? (I may continue to support my Son directly though)

Thanks for your advise

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22 May 20 #512523 by WYSPECIAL
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Yes, you're correct, uni or gap year won't be secondary education

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