Get help with child support arrears
The worst thing about child support arrears is very often they have been created by the Child Support Agency itself and have a huge impact on both sets of parents.
Parents who need their child maintenance don't get it and parents who would pay their Child Support Agency assessed amount if they knew about it are building up a huge arrears debt which they then can't deal with.
In addition, maintenance arrears often accumulate because there is a problem with a child support assessment. It feels as though no one is listening to why you think your child maintenance is wrong, so not paying to somehow get their attention feels like the only option. Of course, the only attention you get is more legal enforcement action and things just get worse.
Contacting us early on will let us tell you straight away what your child maintenance assessment should be so that money can start to flow, even whilst waiting for the Child Support Agency to catch up months later with their figures. Contacting us with an old child support debt will allow us to listen to your history of dealings with the Child Support Agency, pinpoint potential problems, check for regular and interim maintenance assessments (IMAs) and get the Child Support Agency to put right anything which is wrong.
When we talk about child maintenance arrears, it's easy to think of it only as something more to do with the parent who has the paying to do. However, we don't forget the parents with care of the children who have been told by the Child Support Agency that they are owed tens of £'000s and action is being taken to recover it. We are painfully aware that when the incorrect child maintenance assessment is identified by us, someone who has been led to believe they are going to get a huge sum will suddenly find out it is nothing like what they have been quoted and their hopes for that better car or of finally getting a holiday disappear as well. Unfortunately, this causes more bad feeling between the parents which affects the children but is no fault of either parent.
We believe that our early intervention can help to get the proper assessment amount or calculation on the table and money moving even if the Child Support Agency take another 2 years to send a letter confirming the same amount. The difference with us is there are no child maintenance arrears to deal with at that point.
Contact the Child Maintenance Advice Centre
today for help with all your child support and maintenance problems.