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Child Maintenance: The New Law

Provides advice on the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act
Publisher: Family Law
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781846611308
Publisher: Family Law

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Why should you buy Child Maintenance: The New Law


The Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act radically changed the existing child support system by replacing the Child Support Agency with a new body, the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC).

Child Maintenance: The New Law is a detailed account of this legislation.

This invaluable and authoritative guide offers practitioners advice on the law, practice and procedure under the new regime which includes simplifying how child maintenance is calculated, encouraging parents to make their own child maintenance arrangements and introducing tougher enforcement powers to collect arrears of child maintenance from parents who fail to pay. There is also a section on applications under CA 1989, Sch 1 and a detailed chapter on appeals and judicial review. The book also contains the full text of the Act.


"a useful addition to any family law library shelf" Law Society Gazette

“adapts a practical approach … clear narrative guide … comprehensive and clear chapters” Solicitors Journal

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Table of contents

Background to and General Principles of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008
Procedure for Obtaining Maintenance Calculations
How Child Support is Calculated
Special Cases
Disputes as to Parentage
Revisions and Supersessions
Appeals Under the Act and Judicial Review
Collection and Enforcement
The Role of the Courts and Maintenance Agreements
Applications under Schedule 1tothe Children Act 1989
Transitional Provisions

- Statutes
- Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008
- Child Support Act 1991
- Child Support Act 1995
- Children Act 1989, Schedule 1

- Statutory Instruments
- Child Support (Maintenance Arrangements and Jurisdiction) Regulations 1992
- Child Support (Maintenance Calculation Procedure) Regulations 2000
- Child Support (Maintenance Calculations and Special Cases) Regulations 2000
- Child Support (Variations) Regulations 2000
- Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999