Arranging child maintenance

Date last updated: 19 October 2017

Getting started with child maintenance

Child maintenance is the money a parent pays towards their child’s upbringing. All parents have a responsibility to support their child financially. Child maintenance usually includes payment of regular amounts of money to the parent who cares for the child most of the time.

There are different ways to arrange child maintenance and it’s up to you to choose the one that best suits your circumstances.

Read our factsheet for a full guide to making arrangements for child maintenance

 

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