The attached article and research referred to appears to suggest that changes in culture and society should mean we consider a child to be a child passed the age of 18, and potentially to the age of 24.

The needs of dependant children often factor heavily in divorce and separation cases when looking at housing need and maintenance.  Changing the legal age of a child may have financial implications for separated parents who  are providing a home for the child or paying or receiving child maintenance.  

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