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I am required by a court order to pay maintenance for my two children “until they respectively attain the age of 17 years or the conclusion of full-time education, whichever is the later or further order.” What is the definition of “full-time education”? Could I end up paying for them for ever?

Full-time education is to A-level only, so the current court order will lapse at the beginning of the term after they finish school. Your ex-wife (or the children) could apply to vary the order so that your maintenance payments will continue while they attend college or university. You may well be able to challenge this however on the basis that student loans are now available.

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