16 Jun

Child maintenance is usually paid to the person who has the most day-to-day care of the child. It is to support your child's needs and help towards paying for the child's living costs, such as food, heating, electricity and clothing. 

The amount you pay will depend on your own financial circumstances, and how many over-night stays your child spends with you.

To calculate child maintenance, you can go to the government website https://www.gov.uk/calculate-child-maintenance to find out more.