Category Archives: General

Child Maintenance Service collection fees

For Child Maintenance Service clients with Collect & Pay cases, the Child Maintenance Service works out a child maintenance amount, collects it from the paying parent and then passes it on to the receiving parent. • Paying parents will pay … Continue reading

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Child Maintenance Service fees and charges – what it means for you

The Child Maintenance Service has introduced fees and charges for using the service. We want to explain what the charges are and how you can avoid them. Applicants to the Child Maintenance Service will pay a £20 application fee If … Continue reading

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Are you a military family affected by relationship breakdown?

Are you living ‘on the patch’, perhaps a long way from the support that family members can provide? It’s Armed Forces Day tomorrow, so we thought we’d focus on military familes affected by relationship breakdown, and what support is available … Continue reading

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Direct Pay – your questions answered

Growing numbers of separated parents are choosing to make a “Direct Pay” arrangement with the Child Maintenance Service, according to a report issued recently. We thought we’d answer some common questions about Direct Pay. What is Direct Pay? With a … Continue reading

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International Families Day – what it means to be a separated family

Today marks the 20th anniversary of International Families Day, which aims to celebrate the importance of families throughout the world. But, when you’re separated or going through separation, it’s easy to feel like the traditional definition of a “family unit” … Continue reading

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Changes to mediation laws for divorcing or separating parents

As of yesterday, separated parents will need to show that they have considered mediation before going to court to make arrangements for children. From the 22nd April 2014, before you can make an application to court, you will need to … Continue reading

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Do you know how you can save money on your child maintenance arrangement?

When you have children and separate from their other parent, having enough money to support them is probably one of your main concerns. Child maintenance can make a big difference. A Q&A from Dad.info was posted last week, which tells … Continue reading

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