Dad dot info
DAD.info form. Ask questions, get answers

Using the Courts

The final option for arranging child maintenance and enforcing payments comes through the courts. 

This can differ depending on where in the country you and the other parent live, and it’s usually only the best option if you are going to court for other reasons (like arranging a divorce or dividing property or other assets), as courts rarely grant orders otherwise. 

You can find more information about going through the courts at http://www.cmoptions.org/en/options/courts.asp

 

 

 

Call Child Maintenance Options in confidence on freephone*

0800 988 0988 From 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday / From 9 am to 4 pm Saturday

Visit Options online at www.cmoptions.org

* Calls to 0800 numbers are free from BT landlines but you may have to pay if you use another phone company, a mobile phone, or if you are calling from abroad.

Related entries

Alternatives to the CSA

Alternatives to the CSA

If you’re really not happy with how the CSA works, then perhaps it is worth considering making alternative arrangements... The CSA will only ever become involved at the request of either parent and all parents are free to make a family-based arrangement. This is...

Alternatives to the CSA

What happens if you stop paying

If you’re tempted not to pay, you need to weigh up the consequences, which can be severe: •    Each month, the CSA issues over 5,500 new deduction from earnings orders or deduction orders (where child maintenance is forcibly taken out of a parent’s...

Alternatives to the CSA

What to do if you can’t make CSA payments

A few tips for when things go wrong with CSA payments...   The information below is relevant to CSA cases. The CSA has now been replaced by the Child Maintenance Service. For information on CMS please see our section HERE   Contact the CSA You...

Latest entries

The Top 10 Hidden Gem Days Out for Half Term

The Top 10 Hidden Gem Days Out for Half Term

Looking for something different to do this half term? Legal and General have found the top 10 UK days out that are less well-known, with excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Log Heights, Outdoor Adventure, Harrogate Based in the grounds of Ripley Castle, Log Heights is a...

Can I watch Squid Game with my kids?

Can I watch Squid Game with my kids?

The news is buzzing with stories of children reenacting scenes from the hit Netflix show Squid Game. Kids as young as 6 have seen enough of the violent series to be 'playing' it on the playground, and there are reports of children being hurt. The story of the series,...

Pin It on Pinterest