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Old 22.11.2014, 12:50
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Re: Children after Separation/Alimony

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As much as I despise this: If the second couple are married, the Courts do view the financial commitment to the children in the second marriage as more important once the child out of the previous relationship is of age..

Yes the child from a previous relationship is not expected to suffer due to "over-production" BUT if financially the father is no longer able to pay amount X due to the costs of his new family, the father can apply to the Courts to have the child support reduced.
Well, that is exactly what I did say - Once the child of the previous relationship is of age (or at least qualified enough to be self-supporting).

Sometimes the child chooses to continue studying something more elaborate than a simple apprenticeship, which they can do until the age of 27, the final cut-off point when the child support falls away completely.

Yes, the father can apply to the courts to have the support reduced at any time, if his new situation is threatening to fall below the breadline in supporting his new family.
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