Child maintenance

Arrange child maintenance, calculator, how payments are worked out, when payments stop.

  1. Arranging child maintenance yourself

    How to arrange child maintenance yourself without using the Child Maintenance Service - family-based arrangements

  2. Child maintenance calculator

    Work out the amount of child maintenance if you’re arranging it yourselves, or to get an idea of the statutory amounts from the Child Support Agency or Child Maintenance Service

  3. Child maintenance if one parent lives abroad

    What to do if you need to get child maintenance and one of you lives abroad

  4. How child maintenance is worked out

    Use the child maintenance calculator to work out how much child maintenance to pay - or see how the Child Support Agency and Child Maintenance Service work out maintenance, and the rates they use

  5. Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (REMO) Unit

    The Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (REMO) unit deals with international child maintenance agreements in England and Wales

  6. Use the Child Maintenance Service or Child Support Agency (CSA)

    Child maintenance - how to work it out, how the Child Support Agency and Child Maintenance Service can help, complaints, appeals

  7. When child maintenance payments stop

    Child maintenance payments usually stop when the child reaches 16 - but there are situations in which they'll stop sooner