Our team of family lawyers have considerable experience in acting for or advising parents on financial claims on behalf of children.
Under the provisions of Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989, parents (married and unmarried) can make applications for financial provision for their dependent children, dealing with housing, capital and maintenance. If you are separating and have children, you may be entitled to make claims on behalf of your children for maintenance, school fees, capital and housing.
Although the claims are very different to those of a husband or wife in divorce proceedings, the court’s main concern will always be the needs of the children and their carer, considering the financial resources available. We can advise you about the interplay between court applications and the Child Maintenance Service. Getting a realistic and accurate strategy right from the outset can make a big difference to the chances of success.