Child Maintenance Arrangements

Child Maintenance Arrangements

Child maintenance is financial support towards your child’s everyday living costs. 


We provide single parents with information on child maintenance options available, helping you decide which arrangement is best for you.

This guide covers:

  • What is child maintenance?
  • Arranging child maintenance?
  • How are child maintenance payments made?
  • Calculating child maintenance?

Included are links to advice guides and other relevant organisations. You can also call our 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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