Guide to Child Maintenance
How much should child maintenance be?
One of the most convenient ways that you can use to tell how much child maintenance you should be asking for is by using the CMS’s Child Maintenance Calculator. This can offer you a great place to start. Also make sure that you keep all the records of expenses and payments since they could come in handy.
What is the option other than family based agreement.
Keep in mind though that this option is very stringent and is not easy to make changes on this platform.
To curb the hurdles that the previous method poses, CMS also offers the Direct Pay. Her parents are able to organize how and when they will be paying and the CMS is able to offer advice in case the need arises. This platform is more flexible.
Change of Guard.
The CSA will be closing the maintenance agreements of 1993 and 2003 in preparation of the takeover by the CMS. Affected parents will be advised to either opt for the family based agreement or file a fresh with the incoming CMS.
Which children does the child maintenance cover?
How does the CMS Calculator work?
The amount that the CMS is able to work out depends on a variety of factors that are provided for by children laws that include;
What types of child maintenance is a court able to order?
There are a variety of instances that the court has the ability to order for that include;