Child Maintenance: Calculations
If you need to calculate how much your child maintenance should be then you can use the child maintenance calculator on the Government website.
- gives you an amount to discuss with the other parent if you’re arranging child maintenance yourselves - you do not have to use it
- shows you what the government is likely to work out for you
You will not have anything to pay through the Child Maintenance Service if you are:
- sharing care equally with the other parent
- a full-time student with no income
- in prison
Child Maintenance: Information
Overview Child maintenance is an arrangement between you and the other parent of your child. It covers how your child’s living costs will be paid for when one of the parents no longer lives with them. It’s made when you’ve separated from the other ...
Child Maintenance Service: Complain
If you are unhappy with the service you have received from the Child Maintenance Service then you may wish to make a complaint. There is more information on the Government website. Find out about making a Child Maintenance Service complaint ...
When does Child Maintenance Stop?
What age does the child maintenance stop? Child maintenance can be either: made through the Child Maintenance Service - a government scheme a private arrangement between you and the other parent You need to have child maintenance arrangements for ...
Child Maintenance: Variation: Expenses
The following information is taken from the Child Maintenance Service leaflet ' How we work out child maintenance'. A link is provided at the bottom. Expenses a paying parent can ask to be considered A paying parent can ask to take certain expenses ...
Consent Order: Child Arrangements
What is a Consent Order? If you and your ex partner agree on child arrangements but you would like a legal document to formalise your agreement then you can apply for a consent order. A consent order is a legal document that confirms your agreement. ...
About Dads Unlimited
Dads Unlimited is a charity that supports separated families. We work with Mums, Dads, Grandparents, and Guardians to create positive co-parenting environments to improve the lives of the children of separated families. You can find out more on our website www.dadsunltd.org.uk