Spotlight
Family Court Practice, The
Order the 2021 edition due out in May
Court of Protection Practice 2021
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Spotlight
Latest articles
Profession: Expert Witness
The value of a family business or business interest is treated as an asset and therefore part of the matrimonial pot to be distributed when it comes to negotiating a financial settlement on divorce or...
How does a jointly held property pass on death?
When meeting with clients to discuss their succession planning, many cannot recall whether their property is held jointly as joint tenants or jointly as tenants in common. The distinction is that with...
Unequal chances? Ethnic disproportionality in child welfare and family justice
Many have experienced their own Black Lives Matter moment in the last 12 months, a sharp realisation of entrenched prejudices and inequalities that still exist in our society.In the family justice...
Changes to the law on Domestic Abuse
Official statistics (ONS (2016), March 2015 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW)) show that around 2 million people suffer from some form of domestic abuse each year in the UK. In...
Managing costs in complex children cases
In November 2020 Spice Girl Mel B was in the news, despairing about how the legal costs of trying to relocate her daughter Madison from the US to England were likely to bankrupt her, leading to her...
View all articles
Authors

Child maintenance survey calls for higher payments from non-resident parents

Sep 29, 2018, 21:09 PM
Slug : child-maintenance-survey-calls-for-higher-payments-from-non-resident-parents
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Jun 25, 2013, 04:22 AM
Article ID : 102917

The British public believe that the government should set higher child maintenance payments, which should also be set and enforced, according to the British Social Attitudes Survey conducted by NatCen Research.

Despite the government planning to reduce its involvement in child maintenance arrangements, which will see parents encouraged to negotiate their own arrangements and pay a fee to use the Child Support Agency, 60% of those surveyed said that the law should set a minimum amount for child maintenance, rather than leaving it to parents to decide.

Co-author Caroline Bryson commented that the study ‘shows that the current statutory child maintenance system falls far short of public expectations, and the planned changes will move child maintenance policy still further from public opinion about what the State's role should be.'

The survey also indicates that the public believes that non-resident parents with higher incomes should pay a higher percentage of child maintenance. Co-author, Ira Ellman, of Arizona State University, said, ‘the data shows that the British public thinks non-resident parents with a good income should pay child maintenance at a level that would provide their children not just with basics, but with some of the amenities of a comfortable income.'

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
Authors
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Load more comments
Comment by from