Child Maintenance Options


Child Maintenance Options is a free service that provides impartial information and support to help separated parents make decisions about their child maintenance arrangements.

The service is about providing help with a child’s everyday living costs. This includes things like food and clothes, and helping to provide a home for your child or children.

Child maintenance is usually money that the parent without the main day-to-day care of a child pays to the other parent. But, sharing the care of your children and buying things directly for them can also be included in family-based child maintenance arrangements, if both parents agree to it.

Nearly all separated parents agree that both parents should pay towards the upkeep of their children. But making arrangements for children after separation isn’t always easy so Child Maintenance Options is here to help you work it out.

Service Details

Child Maintenance Options
Service Type:
Information and Advice

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
Opening Times - Monday:
08:00 - 20:00
Opening Times - Tuesday:
08:00 - 20:00
Opening Times - Wednesday:
08:00 - 20:00
Opening Times - Thursday:
08:00 - 20:00
Opening Times - Friday:
08:00 - 20:00
Opening Times - Saturday:
09:00 - 16:00
Opening Times - Sunday:
Additional Opening Times:
Excludes Bank Holidays

This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

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This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

Contact Details

Freephone: 0800 988 098