Is £20 fee the reason for dramatic drop in applications for child maintenance help?

Thousands of parents are turning their backs on the government’s new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) We expressed our concern back in July when the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) spoke out against the replacement for the Child Support Agency … Continue reading

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Child Maintenance – all you ever needed to know

By Norman Taylor, Collaborative Family Lawyer The UK’s sixth largest union has hit out against the government’s Child Maintenance Service (CMS) condemning moves to charge parents a fee to access its help. Jayne Craven, industrial officer for the Public and … Continue reading

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Will single parents and children be the losers under new child maintenance reforms?

By Peter Jones, Founder and Partner The government’s latest plan for parents to agree amicably to their child maintenance agreements or face a fee fills me with despair. Under proposed new rules parents unable to reach a mutual agreement on … Continue reading

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