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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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Goodwins has been providing its child maintenance maintenance service since 1993.
Yes, you will be assigned a specialist who deals with 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.
Yes, we will deal with your enquiry with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity, ensuring that everything is kept confidential.
Your solicitor can be contacted via phone or email. We also offer video calls. Alternatively, you can visit your solicitor at our office.
Our office is located in Middlesex and is available to visit Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm.
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.
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.
Watch our video to gain an insight into the inner workings of Goodwins Family Law Solicitors and how we can help you.
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.
Why choose Goodwins for Child Maintenance?
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