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Child Maintenance

A comprehensive legal service for child maintenance agreements and disputes

Child Maintenance Solicitors in London

Making child maintenance arrangements can be one of the most important and tumultuous aspects of a divorce or separation. Child maintenance disputes can cause a lot of stress, and can drag divorce proceedings on much longer than you might have anticipated. To ensure that you can create the right arrangements for you, or if you’re unsure how to approach child maintenance, it’s worthwhile seeking advice from experienced family law solicitors.

At Goodwins Family Law Solicitors, we can guide you through the entire process, providing dedicated advice specific to your circumstances.

If you’re unable to reach a maintenance agreement with your ex — either together or through mediation — then you may have to obtain a consent order. You will need arrange this through a solicitor. The knowledgeable child-maintenance solicitors at Goodwins will be able to help you.

The amount of child maintenance you receive will differ based on a wide range of factors. If you’re planning to reach an amicable agreement with your ex and would like some initial advice on how these factors might affect your maintenance agreement, it will be helpful to arrange a fixed-fee consultation with our friendly team.

Located conveniently for clients in Harrow and London, Goodwins Family Law Solicitors have worked on many divorce cases involving child maintenance disputes, and we’re always happy to advise.

We have an excellent reputation and high client satisfaction rate, working tirelessly to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

View our detailed child maintenance guide for more information about what is involved in the process.

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Child Maintenance FAQs

How long has Goodwins been providing child maintenance?

Goodwins has been providing its child maintenance maintenance service since 1993.

Will I have my own dedicated solicitor to deal with my case?

Yes, you will be assigned a specialist who deals with child maintenance.

Do you offer fixed fee consultations for child maintenance?

Yes, we offer fixed fee consultations where we will give advice on how to proceed with your case, highlighting all options available to you and the costs involved.

Will my enquiry be treated confidentially?

Yes, we will deal with your enquiry with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity, ensuring that everything is kept confidential.

How will I communicate with my solicitor for child maintenance?

Your solicitor can be contacted via phone or email. We also offer video calls. Alternatively, you can visit your solicitor at our office.

Where is the Goodwins office and how can I visit it?

Our office is located in Middlesex and is available to visit Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm.

How is child maintenance calculated?

Child maintenance is calculated through a six-step process that includes determining the income of the parents, accounting for factors that impact the income, establishing the child maintenance rates, considering other children, calculating the weekly child maintenance amount and factoring in shared care arrangements.

Is child maintenance paid until 16 or 18?

Child maintenance payments generally continue until the child turns 16, or until they finish full-time education, which could potentially extend until they are 18 or even older in some instances.

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Meet the Child Maintenance team

Watch our video to gain an insight into the inner workings of Goodwins Family Law Solicitors and how we can help you.

Child Maintenance Process

Consistency, quality and sensitivity are the key elements of our approach to each and every case. Our expert team will deal with your situation with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity, whilst striving to reach the best possible outcome.

Get in touch with our legal team via form, email or phone
Our dedicated law secretaries will review the enquiry and then will assign it to the most appropriate Solicitor based on the requirements.
We'll arrange a fixed-fee appointment to discuss your case
This can be done over a video call, face-to-face meeting at our offices or over the telephone - whatever works best for you!
Initial consultation
During this consultation, we'll take time to get to know you and your case and make some initial recommendations on how we can work with you for the best outcome.
You decide if you'd like to proceed with us representing you
There's no pressure across this period, we'll give you space to consider all options and make the right decision for you.
Retainer agreed and the case is started
There'll be some paperwork to complete at this stage, but we'll be on hand to support you through this process.

Arrange your consultation or call us on 020 7887 2072

Why choose Goodwins for Child Maintenance?

Divorce and family law specialists
A leading London based firm
Members of The Law Society
Established over 30 years
Excellent client satisfaction rate
Experts in cohabitation agreements & disputes
International cases undertaken
Highly competitive fee structure
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