People are often shocked to hear that child Maintenance is payable by all non resident parents. This includes where the parent with day to day care has remarried, is wealthy in their own right or has the support of a wealthy new partner.

The child maintenance calculations are based on a percentage of the non- resident parent’s gross income, with deductions for pension contributions. There are also reductions depending on how often the non resident parent has the child stay overnight, and if they have any other children living with them.

The Child Maintenance Service have complete jurisdiction to deal with child maintenance unless there is a court order in place (which is then binding for 12months) or an application is made to the court because the non-resident parent earns more than £156,000 per annum or is seeking a contribution towards the costs of education or disability.

If you need help with child maintenance more information can be found at:-

www.freeths.co.uk/child-maintenance

or please give me a call.