/ In this package, our legal experts have addressed the following questions:

  • When can you apply for the maintenance for your child; what conditions must be met?
  • Can you agree on arrangements regarding maintenance payments for your child without applying to the Child Maintenance Service?
  • What to do if you cannot agree on an arrangement for maintenance payments for your child?
  • When can the Family Court make a maintenance order instead of there being a Child Maintenance Service assessment?
  • How does the Child Maintenance Service calculate how much maintenance should be paid?
  • How much does an application to the Child Maintenance Service for a child maintenance assessment cost?
  • What happens once the Child Maintenance Service has carried out an assessment; how can you manage payments between ourselves?
  • How does the Collect & Pay system work to manage payments for child maintenance between the parents?
  • How will collection fees through a Collect & Pay arrangement work?
  • How does Direct Pay system work to manage child maintenance payments?
  • How much does it cost to enforce a child maintenance order?
  • How long will a child maintenance arrangement last?
  • What kind of claim for financial provision (in addition to maintenance) can you bring on behalf of your child as an unmarried parent (Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989)?
  • You are an unmarried parent; which factors will the Court consider when they decide whether to make an award on the claim for financial provision for your child?
  • How long will a child maintenance order be maintained?
  • Who may apply for periodical or lump sum payments under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989?
  • Who can orders under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 be made against?
  • What are the powers of the court to issue orders under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 when child lives in a different jurisdiction but the paying parent is living within England and Wales?
  • What procedure should be followed to apply for an order under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989?
* Based on a £300 average hourly rate for solicitors across the country.
  • When can you apply for the maintenance for your child; what conditions must be met?
  • Can you agree on arrangements regarding maintenance payments for your child without applying to the Child Maintenance Service?
  • What to do if you cannot agree on an arrangement for maintenance payments for your child?
  • When can the Family Court make a maintenance order instead of there being a Child Maintenance Service assessment?
  • How does the Child Maintenance Service calculate how much maintenance should be paid?
  • How much does an application to the Child Maintenance Service for a child maintenance assessment cost?
  • What happens once the Child Maintenance Service has carried out an assessment; how can you manage payments between ourselves?
  • How does the Collect & Pay system work to manage payments for child maintenance between the parents?
  • How will collection fees through a Collect & Pay arrangement work?
  • How does Direct Pay system work to manage child maintenance payments?
  • How much does it cost to enforce a child maintenance order?
  • How long will a child maintenance arrangement last?
  • What kind of claim for financial provision (in addition to maintenance) can you bring on behalf of your child as an unmarried parent (Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989)?
  • You are an unmarried parent; which factors will the Court consider when they decide whether to make an award on the claim for financial provision for your child?
  • How long will a child maintenance order be maintained?
  • Who may apply for periodical or lump sum payments under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989?
  • Who can orders under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 be made against?
  • What are the powers of the court to issue orders under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 when child lives in a different jurisdiction but the paying parent is living within England and Wales?
  • What procedure should be followed to apply for an order under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989?
* Based on a £300 average hourly rate for solicitors across the country.
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