Child maintenance: how a child’s living arrangements can affect payments: factsheet

This factsheet explains how child maintenance payments are affected when a child stays overnight with the parent who pays child maintenance.


How your child’s living arrangements affect child maintenance

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In child maintenance cases, a child can spend time with both their parents. We call it ‘shared care’ when the child stays overnight with the parent who pays child maintenance. This factsheet explains how shared care can affect child maintenance payments if it happens for an average of 1 night a week or more.

Find out more about child maintenance.

Published 1 October 2013