What Is A Liability Order For Child Maintenance?

What is a liability order for child maintenance, and is it the same as a liability order for council tax? Read more about child maintenance and liability orders at homelyeconomics.com

What’s a liability order for child maintenance? If you’ve been through the UK’s child maintenance system for any length of time, you’ll have heard about liability orders. They’re a part of the CMS’s strategy for enforcing child maintenance, but how does a liability order for child maintenance work, and what happens next?   What is a liability order? A liability […]

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How I Got Over £2000 In Child Support Arrears

I’ve just received £2072.63 in child support arrears. It’s taken ten years, but I’ve finally received a child maintenance payment! I want to share this with you to encourage you if you’re in the same situation as I am: fighting to get child maintenance when your ex refuses to pay. I can’t guarantee that by doing everything I’ve done that […]

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Get Your Free Child Maintenance Planner

Click on the picture to download your free Child Maintenance planner and get help organising your CMS case.

Do you need support with your child support case? Complicated child maintenance cases where one parent hides their income to get out of paying are extremely difficult to deal with for a variety of reasons. It’s hard to muster up the emotional momentum to keep going. It can be an administrative nightmare, trying to keep on top of letters, calls […]

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Withholding Child Maintenance Is Financial Abuse

Financial abuse can last long after a relationship ends. Click on the picture to find out more about why non-payment of child maintenance is a form of financial abuse.

Withholding child maintenance is financial abuse. Abusive relationships are difficult to escape and can leave victims with physical and emotional scars long after they end. Some kinds of abusive relationships, however, persist long afterwards; in fact, they begin when the original relationship ends. Financial abuse is a form of domestic abuse which can manifest itself in several ways – usually, […]

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Maintenance Matters

Maintenance Matters by Homely Economics

Why maintenance matters: I recently found out about Gingerbread’s campaign, Maintenance Matters, and of course I had to learn more. Here’s a copy of the letter I wrote via Gingerbread’s website. It’s adapted slightly from their stock letter; if you want to write your MP but don’t know what to say, the letter here does the hard work for you. […]

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Anger Management

Representing yourself in family court can save money, but you do end up paying in time and in stress. Still, you can succeed if you prepare well.

I’ve spent most of the last month in a near constant state of rage. Over the top? Not really – you’d understand if I could tell you everything. Few things or people could provoke that kind of sustained reaction in me, apart from Odd Socks. Family court In the last month I’ve been back to the family court, thanks to Odd […]

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