Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Child Support Scheme

Yesterday saw the introduction of the new "gross income" child support  scheme (CS3). Initially only new cases with four or more children in the same family will be assessed under the new scheme. Once this is found to be working satisfactorily the new  rules will be applied to new cases  with with two or more children. Then  the changes will be applied to all new cases  and eventually there will be a gradual transfer of the existing cases.

Under the new rules  the paying parent's income will be established from the most recent Tax Return and child maintenance will be calculated on a lower percentage depending on the number of children. The definition of "child" has changed  so children continuing "non advanced" eduction will qualify for child support until the age of 20. That brings the rules in line with Child Benefit.

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (Commencement No. 10 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2012

Article Lindsays Solicitors 


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Fiona 13 December, 2012 01:39  

Thank you.We have collaborative law in the UK too. I just wish more separating couples here would use it to resolve their disputes although I guess it isn't for everyone.

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