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Child Maintenance

When relationships break down one of the issues which you will need to sort out is the amount of financial support the parent with whom your children live will receive from the other parent. 

It is possible for you to reach an agreement on the level of child maintenance that is paid in which case no one else needs to become involved. 

However, if it is not possible to reach an agreement then either parent can apply to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) which was formally known as the Child Support Agency for a child maintenance assessment. 

If you are unmarried parents, it may be possible to apply for maintenance for your children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act.  The types of order that the court can make include maintenance orders, lump sums or transfer of property to provide a home for your child.  Again the court has a large number of factors which it considers before making this application.

How we can help:

Here at CSL Law we can provide you with honest advice and clear information on all aspects of child maintenance.  We can guide you through the process, of hopefully reaching an amicable agreement, or through the court process.

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