Child maintenance provisions via the court
Child maintenance provisions via the court

The following Family practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Child maintenance provisions via the court
  • Jurisdiction
  • Existing orders
  • Consent orders
  • Global or ‘Segal’ orders
  • Maintenance agreements
  • Orders under MCA 1973 or CPA 2004
  • Applications under DPMCA 1978
  • Claims under ChA 1989, Sch 1
  • Claims under I(PFD)A 1975

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Notes: Brexit and family law, What does IP completion day mean for family law? and Brexit—financial remedies.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further notice, which profoundly affects normal practice, including requirements for the majority of family hearings to be dealt with remotely. For details about the changes to court processes and procedures during this time, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID–19)—news and resources for family lawyers. In addition, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit provides easy access to news, practical guidance and Q&As from across a number of Practice Areas (subject to subscription). This Practice Note sets out the procedure prior to the pandemic and during this period of disruption to the justice system, practitioners should be aware that local practice may vary.

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