Our expert says:
Family law expert
You can't withhold maintenance from your children due to an issue with the mother. Both parents have a legal duty to support their children. The law says that children whose parents do not give them reasonable care can sue their parents.
The duty of parents to support their children ends when the children become independent, for example when they marry, or when they reach the age of 18 and are self-supporting.
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