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    • Nevans
    • By Nevans 13th Jul 18, 10:50 PM
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    Advice?
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    • 13th Jul 18, 10:50 PM
    Advice? 13th Jul 18 at 10:50 PM
    My husband pays 77 a week child support to his ex. His son is 18 is in college and works and has recently become a father himself.
    My question is when does a child stop being a child and surely if he's fathered his own child we shouldn't have to pay such a ludicrous amount? Advice would be grately appreciated.
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    • DWPsnitch
    • By DWPsnitch 6th Aug 18, 11:43 AM
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    As far as the law states, his son becomes an adult at 16 if he chooses to leave school presumably to enter the work force, otherwise if he chooses to stay in education through further and higher education then he will continue to pay until he is 20. It's probably worth your while to follow and encourage his education as his own child will benefit from an educated father and if he fails at any point your husband will no-longer be liable to pay CSA.
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    It's 20 now.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 6th Aug 18, 9:20 PM
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    My husband pays 77 a week child support to his ex. His son is 18 is in college and works and has recently become a father himself.
    Originally posted by Nevans
    Surely his ex can't still claim CB for their son now that he has a child?

    Child maintenance can also stop if, for example:
    the child stops being eligible for Child Benefit

    www.gov.uk/when-child-maintenance-payments-stop
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 7th Aug 18, 11:00 AM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 11:00 AM
    My husband pays 77 a week child support to his ex. His son is 18 is in college and works and has recently become a father himself.
    My question is when does a child stop being a child and surely if he's fathered his own child we shouldn't have to pay such a ludicrous amount? Advice would be grately appreciated.
    Originally posted by Nevans
    What has him being a father got to do with it?


    It's hardly ludicrous, it's 11 a day....


    Typically child maintenance stops being paid when the child stops being named on a child benefit statement.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 7th Aug 18, 11:01 AM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 11:01 AM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 11:01 AM
    Surely his ex can't still claim CB for their son now that he has a child?

    Child maintenance can also stop if, for example:
    the child stops being eligible for Child Benefit

    www.gov.uk/when-child-maintenance-payments-stop
    Originally posted by Mojisola


    What if he was 14?


    I know what you're saying but fathering a child doesn't make one an adult
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 7th Aug 18, 11:55 AM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 11:55 AM
    What has him being a father got to do with it?

    Typically child maintenance stops being paid when the child stops being named on a child benefit statement.
    Originally posted by Comms69
    From what I remember from an earlier post on here, you can't get CB for someone who is getting CB for their own child - they have to apply to benefits in their own right.

    It might be that the baby's parents aren't together and that the mother is claiming CB as a single parent which would leave the OP's ex with the right to claim CB for the baby's father - and receive the related CM payments.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 8th Aug 18, 1:19 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:19 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:19 PM
    From what I remember from an earlier post on here, you can't get CB for someone who is getting CB for their own child - they have to apply to benefits in their own right.

    It might be that the baby's parents aren't together and that the mother is claiming CB as a single parent which would leave the OP's ex with the right to claim CB for the baby's father - and receive the related CM payments.
    Originally posted by Mojisola


    I'll have to check that out; I suspect that would be an exceptional circumstance and the courts would rule against any NRP who stopped paying on that basis.


    On a side note - it's pathetic anyway - it's 11 a day for a child! Hardly breaking the bank. I'd like to think any decent and loving parent would support both child and grandchild...
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