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Child Maintenance Advice & Support

Maintenance for children is no longer dealt with by the English Courts in most cases.  The Child Maintenance Service (formerly the Child Support Agency) is responsible for carrying out assessments of the person who is liable for child maintenance.

It is not necessary to involve the Child Maintenance Service if an agreement can be reached between the parents direct.  We can advise you on the appropriate level of maintenance with reference to the CMS guidelines.

In those cases where the parties have complex finances (in particular high incomes or extra outgoings such as school fees), we can advise you on top-up maintenance for children via the courts.