Child maintenance is a payment made by one parent to another, usually the non-resident parent, to help with the costs of looking after a child or children. At John Barkers solicitors in the UK, we can provide advice on all aspects of child maintenance, including how to calculate payments and what happens if payment isn't made. We understand that making arrangements for child maintenance can be complicated and confusing so our solicitors are available to guide you through this process. We will ensure your rights as a parent or guardian are protected at all times. Our solicitors have experience dealing with various types of cases related to child maintenance in the UK and will do our best to achieve an outcome that works for everyone involved
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Child maintenance is a legal responsibility for parents and other carers in the UK. At John Barkers solicitors, we understand how daunting this issue can be for parents and other carers. That’s why we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate their way through the UK’s child maintenance laws.
By law, both natural and adoptive parents as well paying step-parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children until they reach the age of 16 or 20 if they are still studying full-time. This includes providing reasonable financial support for basic needs such as food, clothing and accommodation as well any additional reasonable costs associated with education or medical treatment. In certain cases, non-resident parents may also be expected to contribute to childcare costs.
At John Barkers solicitors, we offer a range of services to help you understand your legal rights and obligations when it comes to child maintenance. Our solicitors can provide advice on your individual circumstances and help you through the process of making a claim or reaching an agreement with the other party. We also have experience in resolving any disputes that may arise over the payment of child maintenance.