An intro to Child Maintenance

An intro to Child Maintenance

A key aspect of Child Law is often Child Maintenance: the financial amount the parent the child / children doesn’t live with will contribute to their upbringing.

The best place to start for identifying how much Child Maintenance you’ll either receive or pay (depending on the arrangement circumstances) can be found online:

This government questionnaire will give you an approximate figure but it’s usually a pretty good guide.

In order to get a figure from the calculator, you’ll need to have financial information of both parents handy, including:

  • Income (including state pension)
  • Any benefits received

This article was written by Jeff Garland, a specialist solicitor in Divorce and Child Law. If you have any questions or need more help, please don’t hesitate to give Jeff a call or drop him an e-mail using the details below. / 01772 374475

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