We advise on all the legal aspects of separation including financial provision for the children of unmarried parents.
Most unmarried parents seeking financial provision for their children when separating will turn to the Child Maintenance Service, which is primarily responsible for assessing and enforcing child maintenance.
However in some cases, the court has powers to make orders for further financial provision for the children of unmarried parents, including:
- top-up orders for child maintenance where the non-resident parent’s income exceeds £156,000 gross per annum
- provision of a home for the child and resident parent during a child’s minority
- lump sums to meet one-off costs for the child’s needs, for example a car
- educational expenses
- costs attributable to a disability
Our solicitors have considerable experience in all areas of the law relating to financial provision for children.
All of our solicitors are members of Resolution and are committed to taking a non-confrontational approach. We always look to achieve the best possible outcome for you, whilst ensuring that the family’s interests are considered as a priority.