Child Maintenance Solicitors

Looking after you and your children’s future

Child Maintenance Lawyers

The needs and welfare of children are considered to be the top priority by UK courts. Therefore any arrangements agreed to during or after a divorce must ensure that their needs are met first and foremost.

This includes child maintenance arrangements. Our expert child maintenance lawyers work with you to agree how much you or your former spouse or partner should be paying for your children’s care going forward. We can also help if payments have halted.

We can guide you through the process of ensuring children are front and centre of any child maintenance conversations, ensuring the outcome is right for you, your family and your future. Call our specialist team now on 0330 024 0333 or contact us online and we can call you.

As a parent to a child, you have a legal duty to contribute to their upbringing. Child maintenance is a regular financial payment made by the absent parent to the resident parent for a child up to the age of 16 or 20 if in full time education.

Many couples are able to agree to maintenance payments amicably – this is known as a family-based arrangement.

If this cannot be agreed, a government scheme called the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) can help calculate payments due, but there will be costs applied.

Finally, a court order can be sought to set maintenance payments, which can happen if a parent is not paying, lives abroad or has a particularly high income.

Whichever stage of the process you are at, our child support lawyers can help.

What is child maintenance?

As a parent to a child, you have a legal duty to contribute to their upbringing. Child maintenance is a regular financial payment made by the absent parent to the resident parent for a child up to the age of 16 or 20 if in full time education.

Many couples are able to agree to maintenance payments amicably – this is known as a family-based arrangement.

If this cannot be agreed, a government scheme called the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) can help calculate payments due, but there will be costs applied.

Finally, a court order can be sought to set maintenance payments, which can happen if a parent is not paying, lives abroad or has a particularly high income.

Whichever stage of the process you are at, our child support lawyers can help.

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Making child arrangements during a divorce or separation

Being able to co-parent through a separation is essential in ensuring that any emotional stress or disruption for the children is kept to a minimum. Whether your relationship breakdown has been amicable, or there have been disagreements from both sides, there are various approaches you can take to reach a solution that works for you and your ex-partner, and more importantly, considers and protects the long-term interests and welfare of your children.

Your journey through the legal process

We’ve streamlined the onboarding process when enlisting us as your child maintenance solicitors, ensuring that we get to the root of any issues immediately. To give you absolute clarity, the steps involved are outlined below:

  1. The first stage is to get in touch with us using button below – you will then be assigned to one of our child maintenance specialists. Alternatively, you can reach us on 0330 024 0333.

  2. We reach out to you within an hour to discuss your organisation’s current approach to compliance and advise on how we can support you.

  3. You are then provided with a transparent breakdown of our costs and, if you would like to proceed, we send you a pack of onboarding documents.

  4. Following this, we work closely with you and your employees to ensure your business is fully compliant with all relevant standards.