Child maintenance: how to pay towards a liability order: factsheet

This factsheet explains what liability orders are in child maintenance cases and how to pay them.


How to pay towards a liability order


A liability order is a type of court order. It recognises, by law, that a parent did not pay a given amount of child maintenance for a given period of time. We can ask the parent to make payments towards the liability order. This factsheet explains more about liability orders and how to pay them.

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Published 1 October 2013