Child maintenance is regular, reliable financial support paid towards a child’s everyday living costs. The parent without the main day-to-day care of the child (the parent who pays, previously called the non-resident parent or NRP) pays child maintenance to the parent with the main day-to-day care (the parent who receives maintenance, previously called the parent with care or PWC). In some cases, a grandparent or guardian can be paid child maintenance if they are the child’s main carer.Child Maintenance
Becoming a separated parent is not something you may have anticipated. It is challenging in so many ways and can be very daunting. This guide aims to give parents access to information and support that helps them throughout their parenting journey, through separation, divorce and beyond.
Top tips to keep kids’ best interests first during divorce or separation
We have some top tips for parents to help keep your kids' best interests first during divorce or separation.