Solicitors for child maintenance payments
When a family breaks down, one of the key considerations is the financial needs of the separating couple and any children.
Child maintenance is a set payment made from one parent to another to cover living expenses and is calculated based on different criteria and circumstances. ( The government has a helpful online calculator).
Ideally, parents will negotiate and agree on the amount of maintenance and what it will cover between themselves. If this is not possible, an application can be made to the CMS (Child Maintenance Service). The CMS is a government-run agency that arranges and collects maintenance payments.
Using their extensive experience, our team of divorce lawyers have supported many families to resolve maintenance issues both directly and through the CMS and, in rare cases, the court system.