The Child Support Agency (CSA) is slowly fading into history.
Under the auspices of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the brand new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) has been trialling cases over the last few months and will now handle all new applications for child support.
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The Child Support Agency (CSA) is slowly fading into history.
Over the years I’ve encountered many of the ingenious ways in which parents try to avoid paying child support, but I have never before seen the approach attempted by one father in a recent Scottish Court of Session case.
I didn’t mention anything last week about the compensation that former Haringey council children's services director Sharon Shoesmith is reported to have agreed in settlement of her unfair dismissal claim, or the vitriol that this
The government has published a full response to last year’s consultation on child support regulations.
Supporting separated families; securing children's futures, published in July 2012, outlined changes to the payment of child support in England and Wales, and the transfer of existing
Once of the most difficult questions facing family lawyers is whether or not a particular person is cohabiting. I certainly recall many instances of this leading to considerable argument.
Such was the case in the county court judgment X v Y (maintenance arrears - cohabitation)
Mark Christie, the head the dedicated Children’s Department here at Stowe Family Law, answers more of the many questions about children that have brought new visitors to this blog in recent weeks.
The non-resident parent has free living accommodation – does this affect child maintenance
A father has failed in his bid to withdraw from a child maintenance agreement after his former partner discussed him in a magazine interview.
In TW v PL, a woman, called ‘TW’ in the judgement, was the mother of 18 month-old baby ‘NW’. The man, ‘PL’, initially denied that he was NW’s father, before a DNA test confirmed
Many of our readers have questions relating to their children following divorce or separation, and no wonder. Its’ a difficult topic and one that provokes emotion like few others.
Here Mark Christie, the head the dedicated Children’s Department here at Stowe Family Law
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is to tighten its appeals process so that more benefit and child maintenance appeals will be heard without the involvement of a tribunal.
Currently, appeals against decisions benefit or child maintenance claims are referred to
An Italian mother living in London has failed in her attempt to apply for child maintenance in this country, after a judge ruled that the English courts lacked jurisdiction.
In EA v AP she and her husband, also Italian, enjoyed a wealthy lifestyle in London.
Mark Christie answers child maintenance questions asked by this blog’s readers.
The latest CSA statistics show the cases in which children are benefiting from child maintenance payment is at an all -time high.
A man who fathered a toddler after having an affair with a woman he met through a sperm donation site has been ordered to pay child maintenance.
High Court judge Mr Justice Peter Jackson declared that the man was the child’s
As we approach the second stage of the Child Maintenance Service roll-out, updated resources have been published.
Couples with two more or children will soon be able eligible for enrolment in the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), the successor to the controversial Child Support Agency.
The Department for Work and Pensions began a national rollout of the new child support
Haitian women’s rights activists have called on the government to push forward with a law requiring chid support payments by estranged fathers.
A child maintenance bill was passed by both houses of the Caribbean island’s parliament more than a year ago but it has still to be made law.
Larger than life actor Charlie Sheen has asked the family courts to cut his child support payments to ex-wife Brooke Mueller.
According to a report on TMZ, Sheen has filed documents asking for his monthly payments to be reduced from $55,000 to zero.
Parents living in Indiana cannot forego time with their children in order to pay less child support, the state’s Supreme Court has ruled.
In a unanimous ruling, the court justices condemned a 2006 divorce agreement in which a
A majority of people believe the government should enforce higher child maintenance payments, according to new research.
Sixty per cent of people surveyed by social research firm NatCen (the National Centre for Social Research) believe the government should set a minimum level for maintenance
Unmarried couples who “indulge in sexual gratification” become legally married, an Indian judge has declared.
Men over the age of 21 and women over the age of 18 have acquired “the freedom of choice guaranteed by the Constitution”, according to a judgement from the Madras High Court
A Florida father who reportedly owes $243,000 in child support has surrendered to authorities in New York state.
Carlos Acevedo, from Kissimmee, reported to the Orange County Family Court in Goshen, the Times Herald-Record reports.
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