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.
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.
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.
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.
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