Adult Child Maintenance

November 9, 2014 – at 11:30 pm – by Bodekers Family Lawyers
In a 2014 family law case involving an adult child attending university a father’s appeal against an adult child maintenance order was allowed. The order was that the father pay to his adult child $620 per week, increasing to $688 per week, the costs of private health insurance, any gap expenses payable to any medical practitioner, and a one-off lump sum of $10,000 to enable the adult child to purchase a motor vehicle for transport to and from university. The father claimed that his relationship with his child which was described as uncommunicative was relevant. The appeal was allowed in the very specific facts of this case only. This is a very broad reading of the case not looking at all of the relevant issues. Arguably the relationship between a parent and an adult child in an adult child maintenance case may be relevant in certain circumstances. This blog is not legal advice but only broad information as in all of our blogs.