As in most matters relating to children, it is often in everyone’s best interests if child maintenance is agreed privately between the parents (both of whom have financial obligations to their children).
This allows an arrangement to be made that truly reflects the needs of the children and each of the parents’ financial circumstances. We can guide you on this and help keep discussions with your former partner constructive and non-confrontational by using collaboration or mediation techniques, if required.
We can advise you on such things as:
- How much maintenance should be paid to comply with the Child Maintenance Service’s expectations.
- The protocol that should be followed if one of the parents lives overseas.
- What to do if you think you are not receiving enough maintenance.
- How maintenance payments are calculated.
- Which parent has responsibility for the child’s school and university costs.
- Whether maintenance should be paid for step-children or if your child is over 16 or in employment.
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We also understand that expense can be an additional concern, which is why we always aim to keep costs down and are as transparent and upfront as possible about the fees involved. For a free, initial 15-minute consultation, whatever family law matter you may be facing, please contact us.