Child maintenance is regular, reliable financial support that helps towards the child’s everyday living costs. The parent who does not have main day-to-day care of the child (the non-resident parent) pays child maintenance to the parent who does have main day-to-day care (the parent with care). In some cases, this person can be a grandparent or guardian.
There are three ways you can arrange to pay or receive child maintenance:
The Child Maintenance Options service provides impartial information and support for separating parents.
To speak to someone today call 0800 988 0988 or visit www.cmoptions.org.