Daughter at university – when can I stop paying her mother?

March 29, 2013

I have paid voluntary maintenance of over £100 per week for 12 years without missing a single week.

My daughter is now 18 and has been accepted to university on a course whe will start in September 2013, just before her 19th birthday in October 2013. Her mother works as does her new partner, my daughter also works part time and has a car.

I would still help my daughter with some course costs (she will be living with her mother while at university) but I would pay this as and when needed but cant do this while paying the maintenance.

When can i stop without fear of the much threatened CSA becoming involved? (which the did a few years ago when more money was requested – even though my daughters mother was working). Thanks.


  • KMcQ80 says:

    I think I am right in saying your financial responsibilities end at the end of the academic year after your daughter’s 18th birthday which is Sunday 8th September 2013.

    Can anyone confirm this?

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