How we help the Non-Resident Parent (NRP)
Non Resident Parents (NRP) facing child support arrears, incorrect Child Support Agency / CMEC assessments or enforcement action need help.
Non Resident Parent (NRP) is the phrase used by the Child Support Agency or Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission (CMEC) to describe the parent who is assessed to make child maintenance payments. The amount of the assessment is linked directly to the NRP's income and for old system cases also to their housing costs but the calculation is complicated and circumstances change so much that the regular child support assessment is often wrong, arrears are incorrectly calculated and Child Support Agency / CMEC enforcement action gets taken against disputed amounts regardless.
A child maintenance assessment doesn't take into account that the PWC may be re-married to a millionaire whilst you are struggling to make ends meet, it is simply a formula which is applied to you, the NRP. Sometimes, a child support assessment may come back as £nil, but that doesn't mean the child maintenance case has closed. You still need to keep the Child Support Agency informed in writing of any changes of circumstance and follow them up to make sure they have been actioned.
Far too often though, child support assessments are wrong. This can be because the formula has been applied wrongly, the NRP income used is incorrect, a reported change of circumstance doesn't get actioned or no contact has been received so the relevant information is missing and the Child Support Agency proceed to make a maintenance assessment based on their own conclusions - there are too many examples to list here but we probably hear a new one every day from the clients who call us in sheer desperation over the Child Support Agency's actions.
The good news is that our qualified and experienced specialist child maintenance lawyers deal with these cases every day and we can get these things sorted out for you. We'll help you with anything from simply checking your regular child maintenance assessment to complete child support arrears investigation and Bailiff management, just checking a submission ready for you to send to Upper Tribunal and represent yourself or actually taking on your child maintenace Tribunal representation for you. If you are a Litigant-in-Person, please check out our child maintenance Legal Advice Voucher service which is there to give you a helping hand just when you need it.
Contact the Child Maintenance Advice Centre
today for help with all your child support and maintenance problems.