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Sharing Son's DLA in shared parenting

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S1mples Thu 03-Mar-16 18:21:43

Hi all
i'm new to the group and have a question that would be curious of any views from the lovely members on this group.
My son is 15. He is in receipt of high rate DLA and mobilty which my ex recieves. We have been separated for 6 years now and throughout that time has refused to share any of my son's DLA or Child Tax Credit Disability Premium with me given that we share the care of our son. He resides with me almost 50% of the year.
It's now getting to the stage where he is always counting down the days and looking forward to returning to his mum's house in order to be able to go out and do things as she can afford to do things with him and i cant afford things which i feel is unfair. She receives almost £220 per week on his behalf which is directly linked and related to his disability but refuses to accept that he has a need when he lives with me for half the week.
Has anyone else been through a situation like this and what was their experience?
Also, i would like to know what happens when he reaches 18? Who becomes responsible for him? Given her refusal to acknowledge his financial needs in my home, I dread to think what will happen when he reaches 18 and she is solely responsible for his finances.
Would anyone be able to shed some light on this matter for me???

Sarahrellyboo1987 Wed 25-Jan-17 19:49:03

Firstly, when he turns 18 you can petition the court to manage his finances in his behalf.
Tell her straight up that if she does not start sharing the money then you will be taking her to court and contacting a solicitor. She clearly can not think in the child's best interest!
Offer to do mediation is necessary

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