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anyone got a court order?

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wickedstepmummy Mon 26-Oct-09 13:24:43


I'm looking for some advice, trying to get my ducks in a row.

If a court order says:

1. "a person will pay school fees and extras"... does that include university fees? And if it does, what 'extras' could be seen as reasonable?

2. "shall pay periodical payments of £££ per month until they attain the age of 17 or cease full time education whichever is the later or further order".... does that include tertiary education? And if it does, would that be on top of the fees (mentioned in 1)

3. "shall pay the petitioner £££ per month during joint lives or further order".... Would that stop when the youngest child reached 17? And, if not, how easy would it be for him to get a new court order / variation to stop it?

Will also try and post this in the legal section.

Any advice is welcomed, I need to get m head around this.

mmrred Mon 26-Oct-09 13:46:11

I'm not an expert at all, but I don't think maintainance for a child includes university fees. After all, some people go to uni when they're in their 40's, you wouldn't expect a parent to pay for that! (Although it might make things easier)

How old is the court order? I have the feeling that after 4 years you can apply to the court again...

Hope someone with more knowledge comes along to help!

wickedstepmummy Mon 26-Oct-09 13:55:52


Court order is 10 years old now and doesn't need to be clarified for approx. another 4 years.

But, knowing how slow these thing can be, I am trying to get my life in order, so we can make some firm plans.

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