A bad advert for the child support system

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November 2, 2016 17 comments

family law

I have been around long enough to remember how child maintenance was dealt with by the courts prior to the advent of the child support system. I recall, in particular, walking down to the local magistrates’ court most Thursday mornings to argue the issue on behalf of mothers and fathers. That court-based system was certainly…

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A Kafkaesque child support decision

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March 8, 2016 0 comments

family life

Never having read any Kafka, I thought that, before I wrote this post, I should check my understanding of the term ‘Kafkaesque’, by Googling for a definition of the word. As with so many such commonly used terms, I quickly found that the definitions did not always quite match with one another. However, rightly or…

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Company car not income for child support calculation

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January 26, 2016 39 comments

child maintenance

Does a company car made available to a non-resident parent (‘NRP’) by his employer generate income for the purposes of calculating the NRP’s child support liability? That was the question that fell to be determined by the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber in KM v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Child support :…

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