Harvey Weinstein has had a lot of press coverage in recent months, mostly linked to allegations relating to sexual harassment. The last few days have focused on litigation in America between Weinstein and his ex wife.

It appears that in America, if there is regular default of payment of child maintenance the court can order this to be “pre-paid”, presuming the non paying parent has capital available to do this.

This kind of option is not available in this jurisdiction and maintenance can only be collected in default. For most families child maintenance is assessed (and collected) through the Child Maintenance Service. The court here only has jurisdiction if certain criteria are met such as the payer living outside of England or Wales, or the payer earning over the CMS maximum threshold.

More information can be found about child maintenance at:-

Www.freeths.co.uk/child-maintenance

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.