Applications for financial provision for children
Lodders’ expert Family Law solicitors in Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon specialise in preparing agreements for the financial provision for children upon divorce.
The Child Support Agency, and not the Courts, has the main responsibility for assessing Child Maintenance, provided both parents live in this country and no agreement can be reached.
Under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, an unmarried parent can seek help from an absent parent for assistance with housing, to include a Settlement of Property Order or a Transfer of Property Order, for the benefit of the child. It should, however, be noted that in such cases the money or property settled would revert to the original owner when the child reaches the age of 18 or ceases full-time education.
Lump-Sum Orders can be made in respect of particular items of expenditure which a child may need, and this will include the ability to obtain a lump sum on account of legal costs to fund proceedings.
To find out more about Lodders’ Family Law services, please fill in the enquiry form below or contact a member of our team on 0121 200 0890 (Birmingham) or 01789 293259 (Stratford upon Avon).
The Courts have jurisdiction to deal with Child Maintenance in limited circumstances, such as where:
- a child needs extra assistance due to a disability
- one of the parents is resident abroad
- School Fees Orders are being sought
- extra money for Child Support is necessary over and above a Child Support Assessment.