Guidance

Child maintenance: what happens if a paying parent doesn’t pay: leaflet

This leaflet explains the actions that the Child Maintenance Service can take if a paying parent doesn’t pay child maintenance.

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What happens if a paying parent doesn’t pay child maintenance?

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This leaflet explains the actions the Child Maintenance Service can take to collect child maintenance if the paying parent doesn’t pay, including legal action.

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This leaflet is available in Welsh and in Braille.

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Published 5 April 2013
Last updated 30 June 2014 + show all updates
  1. Published updated leaflet with the latest guidance about child maintenance.
  2. First published.