The courts and how child support solicitors can help
The legal procedures which relate to child support are unique. Because child support is often accompanied by emotionally charged break-ups and divorces, the allocation of child support must be treated in a clear manner that can be seen as fair by both parties.
When a divorce goes to court, the judge will usually try to avoid giving an order regarding the child in the hope that the parents will be able to put aside their differences and work together to find a solution. The reason for this is that the court always tries to act in the best interest of the child, and by getting parents to agree to a compromise the impact on the child’s life is less than by having a court order stating which parent has the child at what time. The parent that ends up with the child will become the resident parent, and as a result will be entitled to receive maintenance payments from the non-resident parent. This child support payment will be calculated not by the courts, but by the Child Support Agency.
Child support solicitors may help a non-resident parent dispute the calculation of the child support. Alternatively, child support solicitors could help a non-resident parent dispute parentage, or help a resident parent to claim maintenance.
If you are involved in a dispute regarding child support or maintenance, it is important to remember one key thing: not permitting a parent to spend time with the child is not justified, even if the non-resident parent did not pay the maintenance. Child support solicitors often need to explain to their clients that one thing has no legal connection to the other.
If you would like to obtain legal advice from a child support solicitors, Caven can put you in touch with a local family / child support solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local family / child support solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 13/02/2013