Child maintenance lawyers offer advice in the area of how much maintenance money should be payed to a parent of a child or children after a divorce or separation of the parents has taken place. Both parents of children are obliged by law to support them financially and a child maintenance lawyer is able to advise on the best possible solution for you whether you are in custody of the children or not.
Child maintenance payment amounts are ultimately decided on by the court and will take into consideration the monthly earnings and income of both parents. If the parent who the child or children are living with is out of work then the court will make calculations of what that parents time and labor is worth and a maintenance amount will be decided on according to this. A parent is liable to pay maintenance by law even if the parents of a child or children were never married. A court of law can order a parent to pay maintenance to the primary care giver of a child or children and this is where a child maintenance lawyer’s advice and assistance can be of great benefit.
Advice can be given to parents from a lawyer based on the law and the Maintenance Act. This act serves as helping to create a fair and just society and takes into consideration the rights of both the children and the parents of a previous relationship.
Coming to an agreement on the amount of maintenance a parent should pay after a separation or divorce can become quite a frustrating, long and difficult task. Therefore it may be in your best interests to seek the help and advice of a professional child maintenance lawyer in order to come to a quick and fair decision on the amount of maintenance a parent should pay.