Child Maintenance Arrangements

Child Maintenance Arrangements

Child maintenance is financial support towards your child’s everyday living costs and is something you may be considering if you have just separated from the other parent or have never received payments form the other parent before.

This information helps single parents understand the options available to help you decide what arrangement for child maintenance payments is best for you.

This guide covers:

  • What is child maintenance?
  • How can I arrange child maintenance?
  • How are child maintenance payments made?
  • How is child maintenance calculated?

There are references to advice guides and other organisations where you can get details on the issues raised but please call the Lone Parent Helpline free on 0808 801 0323 for further information and advice.

This advice guide is written for single parents living in Scotland. We have done our best to ensure that the Information contained in this advice guide is correct at the time of publication. Please check dates and details before use. This advice guide is not a comprehensive guide to the law, nor a substitute for legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of services offered by third parties.

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