Child Maintenance Options

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
Address:
Website and Telephone only
Telephone number:
0800 988 0988
Service description:
Child Maintenance Options is a free service that provides impartial information and support to help separated parents make decisions about their child maintenance arrangements.

Child maintenance is about providing help with a child’s everyday living costs. This includes things like food and clothes, and helping to provide a home for your child or children.

Child maintenance is not the only way a parent can contribute, but it’s a very important one. Find out why child maintenance is important.

Child maintenance is usually money that the parent without the main day-to-day care of a child pays to the other parent. But, sharing the care of your children and buying things directly for them can also be included in family-based child maintenance arrangements, if both parents agree to it.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
16 years - 99 years
Languages:
English
Opening hours:
Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • From lone parent family
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
Last updated on:
24/04/2017