Having a child maintenance arrangement can make a significant difference to a child's well-being, because it can help create a more stable environment for them.
What's more, research shows that the more that both parents are interested and involved in a child's life, the more likely they are to do well at school, stay out of trouble and develop self esteem and healthier relationships as an adult.
Most parents want what's best for their children, and understand that they don't stop being a parent just because their relationship with the other parent ends. This includes being responsible for financially supporting their children.
Questions about child maintenance? Ask us in the Child Maintenance Clinic on the forum.