Arranging Child Maintenance

Arranging Child Maintenance

Child maintenance – where to start?

There are three options that parents may take to arrange child maintenance:

  • a family-based arrangement;
  • a Minute of Agreement;
  • and using the Child Maintenance Service.

Our updated Child Maintenance advice guide can help you make arrangements about money for your child from their other parent.

You can download the advice guide Child Maintenance Arrangements

Lone Parent Helpline 0808 801 0323

Use the self-service website

You can set up your own account with the Child Maintenance Service. The online service is available for parents and employers.

It’s quick and easy to use, and you can access your child maintenance information at a time that suits you.

You can:

  • view statements and make payments
  • upload a document
  • update personal details
  • view letters and send messages

Set up your account or see this helpful video: How to use the self-service website

See our Child Maintenance Arrangements advice guide

Call the Lone Parent Helpline on 0808 801 0323 if you need advice on arranging child maintenance.

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