Absent parent definition

What does Absent parent mean?

A term used in relation to regarding statutory child support in relation to the parent with whom a child does not primarily live, now replaced with 'paying parent'.

For the purposes of statutory child support, the term non-resident parent (NRP) is included in the Child Support Act 1991 (replacing 'absent parent') and means the payer of child support. NRP has been replaced by 'paying parent' as a consequence of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008.

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Absent parent is referenced 5 in Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents

Absent parent is referenced 2 in Halsbury's Laws of England

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