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What is child maintenance?

Child maintenance is financial support to help with a child’s everyday living costs, and includes items such as food and clothing.

It is usually the parent who does not have the day to day care of a child who is responsible for making child maintenance payments to the other parent.

Why is child maintenance important?

Child maintenance can make a real difference to children as it can help pay for essentials items. It can also help to keep both parents involved with their children’s lives.

Whatever type of maintenance arrangement you put in place, it is important to remember that it can help to give a child the best start in life.

It is also important to remember that paying child maintenance for your child is a legal responsibility.

How do we arrange child maintenance?

Many families choose to make an arrangement between themselves, by agreeing the amount and type of child maintenance that one will pay to the other. Our solicitors at Kew Law are here to help you work out such an arrangement.

If you cannot agree, or if an arrangement between parents isn’t working, there are other ways to arrange child maintenance. You could apply to the child maintenance service, which can set up an arrangement for you. We can assist you through the process.

Contact us or call our mobile friendly number 033 33 22 1000 or 0800 987 8156 to book an initial consultation with our Family Law Solicitor.

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