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How long do I pay child maintenance for?

August 28, 2019

In this blog, Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie, an acknowledged specialist in the rules relating to child maintenance payments, examines when and for how long child maintenance payments are made. What triggers payment of child maintenance? Generally the payment process is started by a “resident parent” seeking child maintenance from a “non-resident parent”

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Pending change in child support calculations – Assets return to generate a notional income

July 16, 2018

In this article James Pirrie, a director at Family Law in Partnership and a specialist in issues relating to child maintenance, examines the Government’s response to its earlier consultation paper “Child Maintenance: A New Compliance and Arrears Strategy” published on 14th December 2017. On 12th July 2018 the Government responded to its earlier consultation paper

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The Child Maintenance Service – A third generation scheme?

August 22, 2017

In this blog director James Pirrie, a specialist in the operation of the Child Maintenance Service, examines the development of the current system of payments for the children of separating parents. Our current child support scheme is a third epoch in a history that stretches back to April 1993, when our administrative system went live.

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James Pirrie “undoubtedly this country’s expert on child support”

January 27, 2017

Director James Pirrie of Family Law in Partnership was named as “undoubtedly this country’s expert on child support” in this summary of the Family Law Cohabitation Conference (November 2016). The summary first appeared in the January issue of Family Law at [2017] Fam Law 114. Background: Between 1996 and 2016, the Office for National Statistics had reported that

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