Asked by caroline
on 25-02-2020 16:15:48
Question posted in the Divorce Law
category relating to Mpumalanga
Question value: R 100.00
I need advice, if you paid maintenance for children but one has finished matirc is 18 years old and working, why must you still pay maintenance?
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Posted by Att. Patrick on 26-02-2020 19:13:49
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Typically, you are required to pay maintenance for children until they reach the age of 18, or they are self-sufficient.
That means that you could have a situation where one of your children is 20 years old, and studying at University, and is working part-time and earning R3000 per month, and therefore is NOT yet self-sufficient. You will therefore need to continue to support that child.
Only once the child is self-sufficient, will the maintenance stop.
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