Child maintenance: what happens if you don’t pay: leaflet

This leaflet explains the actions that we can take if you don’t pay child maintenance.


What happens if you don’t pay child maintenance?

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Actions the Child Maintenance Service can take to collect child maintenance if you don’t pay the child maintenance you owe, including legal action.

Find out more about child maintenance.

Child maintenance leaflets in other formats

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.