Child Maintenance: Recent Improvements

December 19, 2014 1:14 pm

15% of parents chose to enter into private agreements, according to research from the Child Maintenance Service. This is being hailed as an improvement to the difficulties that the body dealing with such issues has faced in the past.

Of course there is the relatively new introduction of charging parents an initial fee for referrals for using the service, an additional sum each month which the absent parent must pay,  and an amount is also taken from the non absent parent.  It is unsurprising that the CMS reports parents attempting to resolve matters between themselves, baring in mind the costs implications.  The full report goes into more detail and the article below sets out some of the key statistics.

http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed137826

The article in family law week also has the link to the full report.  Or see below for the full report:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/386269/2013_14_Children_Benefiting_Experimental_Stats_121214.pdf

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