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
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.
- view statements and make payments
- upload a document
- update personal details
- view letters and send messages
Call the Lone Parent Helpline on 0808 801 0323 if you need advice on arranging child maintenance.