Child custody and physical care arrangements are an important and often contentious issue between parties who have separated or are divorcing. While separation or divorce is a difficult time for the entire family, it often presents a significant strain on the most important parties of the relationship: the children. It is in the children’s best
In most cases, the Courts no longer have power to make orders for child support except by agreement. Therefore an application has to be made to the Child Support Agency for child maintenance to be assessed. The CSA website can be helpful: www.csa.gov.uk. New rules on child support payments came into effect in April 2003.