Under a maintenance judgment I am supposed to pay my son a third of his child maintenance until the age of 21. The idea was that I would continue supporting him after school, during his army service. Recently my son was discharged from the army after becoming injured in a car accident. He has now started to work. Am I bound to pay him maintenance now?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 16 May, 2022
No, but a father in this situation cannot take the law into his own hands and stop paying his son maintenance. He must make a plea for the cancellation of his maintenance obligation. This is because the judgment ties his maintenance obligation to age – reaching 21 – not the army service. However, because he has started to work this is a ground for stopping his obligation.