DURATION OF CONTINUING FINANCIAL PROVISION ORDERS IN FAVOUR OF CHILDREN AND AGE LIMIT ON MAKING CERTAIN ORDERS
No financial provision order and no order for a transfer of property under section 24(1) (a) shall be made in favour of a child who has attained the age 18.
The term to be specified in a periodical payment or secured periodical payment order in favour of a child may begin with the date of the making of an application for the order in question or any later date but;
- Shall not in the first instance extend beyond the date of the birthday of the child next following his attaining the upper limit of the compulsory school age unless the court thinks it right in the circumstances of the case to specify a later date, and
- Shall not in any event subject to section 29(3) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, extend beyond the date of the child’s eighteenth birthday.
Section 24 (1) and paragraph (b) above shall not apply in the case of a child if it appears to the court that;
- The child is or will be, or if an order were made without complying with either or both of those provisions would be, receiving instruction at an educational establishment or undergoing training for a trade, profession, or vocation, whether or not he is also, or will also be in gainful employment, or
- There are special circumstances which justify the making of an order without complying with either or both of those provisions.
Any periodical payment order in favour of a child shall, notwithstanding anything in the order, cease to have an effect on the death of the person