Published: 13/01/2022 10:55
Michael Allum is a Solicitor and Partner at The International Family Law Group LLP. He specialises in finance cases with a particular emphasis on matters with an international element. He is also regularly instructed on cases regarding financial provision after an overseas divorce (Part III).
Child Maintenance Outside the Child Maintenance Service: Where Are We Now?
In the majority of cases child maintenance is determined exclusively by the formula prescribed by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS). In summary it is a percentage of the paying parent’s income with deductions for overnight care. But there are some exceptions where the English family court may have the power to make orders in relation to child maintenance.
- Child Maintenance
Part III: Reflections on the 40th Anniversary of the Law Commission's Recommendations
‘As we approach the 40th anniversary of the 1984 Act, the complexities and challenges to which I have referred would suggest that this is an area which could well benefit from consideration by the Law Commission.’Potanina v Potanin  EWCA…