Although child maintenance can no longer be determined by the court, the Child Maintenance Service still encourages parents to reach voluntary arrangements.
If children have their main residence with one parent following separation, the other parent has an obligation to contribute to the child’s maintenance.
There is a detailed formula for calculating child maintenance. It is based largely on the income of the parent with whom the children are not living.
We support clients to make enduring arrangements for child maintenance following separation or divorce.