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How can I arrange child maintenance?
One of the most arrangements done by parents are family-based in which they agree with another parent about the details including the amount of child maintenance as well as the kind of child maintenance they are both willing to settle for. However, if you cannot agree on an arrangement or if an arrangement that has already been set up is not working properly, there are a number of other ways in which you can arrange child maintenance. You can always to a child service that is statutory or use the courts. If you are not sure what kind of arrangement would be best for you, you can always compare your options or call the CSA helpline.
When can I stop paying for child support agency maintenance?
If you have set up a family-based arrangement, there are no rules as to when you can stop payments. It is actually between you and the other parent that has agreed on the arrangement. If you have set up a statutory child maintenance arrangement, payments shall be made if the child involved is less than 16 years old, is under 20 years old and in non-advanced education, is under 20 years old child benefit is paid in their behalf and is under 20 years old and has never been in any civil relationship.
Do I need to give out personal information during child maintenance arrangements?
For family-based arrangements, there is no need to divulge any personal or private information as you can keep things private among the parties involved. This kind of arrangements works best as long as both parents are open and honest with each other. However, if you are still not comfortable about sharing information, there are compromises that can be made and other options you can always explore. On the other hand, statutory child maintenance services may require some personal information such as name and address and bank details. However, all your information will be taken care of as protected by the Data Protection Act.
Does a child support agency maintenance arrangement involve lots of paperwork?
You do not necessarily need lots of paperwork to do. If you choose to set up a family-based arrangement, there are only a couple of things you need to have ready once you need to discuss things with the other parent. It is advisable to have all the details of the arrangement wrote down. For statutory child maintenance option, you can simply apply over the phone.
Who are entitled to avail of the child support agency maintenance services?
The agency tends to work with both parents as much as it can so not to be impartial or bias. Child maintenance services are available to everyone who is interested including family, guardians, professionals, friends and literally anyone located in England, Scotland and Wales.