The issue of child maintenance is often a concern for parents. Child Maintenance (or Aliment) is the financial support due to be paid by the parent who is not living with the child, whilst the child is in full-time education and under the age of 18 years. In addition if a child continues in full-time education over the age of 18, he/she is entitled to seek maintenance from his/her parents. Some parents can reach an agreement on the amount of aliment to be paid while others will require to involve the Child Support Agency (CSA) or Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission (CMEC), or the Court where the parent who is liable to pay maintenance lives outwith the UK.
We can advise on the level of maintenance to be paid for a child and our Family Law team are well equipped to help you reach a private agreement. We can also assist you with any queries relating to the Child Support Agency, Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission or Legal Aid and with the help of our specialist team of financial advisors, can assist you in making sound financial decisions for the future.
Contact any of our Family Law team to arrange an appointment to discuss your individual circumstances.