Child Support

Jane Sendall

in Family Law 2017

Eighth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2016 | ISBN: 9780198783183
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191826245 | DOI:

Series: Legal Practice Course Manuals

Child Support

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The Child Support Act 1991 introduced a mechanism to recover maintenance from absent parents for their children. It created the Child Support Agency (CSA) as the organization responsible for collecting child support maintenance. This chapter discusses the framework of child support; when a client may be required to pay child support; what a client can do if they do not receive child support; and the future of child support. It examines the CSA scheme, which commenced in 2003, and the Child Maintenance Service, which opened its doors on 29 July 2013.

Keywords: Child Support Act 1991; Child Support Agency; Child Maintenance Service; child support maintenance; CSA scheme

Chapter.  4214 words. 

Subjects: Legal System and Practice

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