This is called a family based arrangement. See our
factsheet and interactive
advice for information on making family based arrangements.
See our interactive advice
for details on how to claim child maintenance through the Child Maintenance
Service, including how to apply safely if you have experienced domestic
violence. See our factsheet on
using the child maintenance service too.
If your child’s other parent has stopped paying voluntarily you can
apply to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS). The CMS will help you with your
child maintenance collections and will ultimately collect payments for you if
necessary. See our factsheet on
using the CMS and our interactive
advice on what you need to do next.
See our factsheet on
using the CMS – it has a section called “making a complaint
about the Child Maintenance Service”.