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06 February 2010

The best way to sort out child maintenance

Thousands of couples separated or filed for divorce last month, as the strain of Christmas took its toll of families. Despite the stress of a break-up, parents must now make important decisions about how maintenance payments will be made.

David Lister, of Mishcon de Reya, the law firm, says: “If the amount of child maintenance is disputed, it is unlikely that a judge would award anything higher than the CSA awards, ie, 15 per cent of income for one child. That tends to be the yardstick.”

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