Thank you for visiting the CMSAS Limited website. Please note, we are NOT the gov.uk Child Maintenance Service (CMS). If you need to contact the CMS, the number for an existing case with the CMS is 0800 171 2345 and for a new case is 0800 988 0988 or you can go to their website here: https://www.gov.uk/child-maintenance-service. CMSAS Limited consultants are specialists in the Statutory Scheme of child support, as administered by the Child Maintenance Service. We would like to make you aware that we are not the gov.uk Child Maintenance Service (CMS). We are a private company that provide a chargeable service of support, guidance and advice to both Receiving and Paying Parents, with Child Maintenance issues, assessments, appeals, tribunals and all Child Maintenance matters pertaining to the CMS (Child Maintenance Service) and/or HMCTS (Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service), including where difficulties develop with the CMS and/or HMCTS.

Child Maintenance Issues in England & Wales

Navigating the complexities of child maintenance in England and Wales can be a daunting task for many parents. Child Maintenance Support & Advisory Service (CMSAS) is committed to providing you with the guidance and support needed to understand and manage your child maintenance issues effectively. Our goal is to offer a beacon of hope and clarity through the often confusing and stressful landscape of child maintenance.

Understanding Child Maintenance

Child maintenance is financial support towards your child’s everyday living costs when you’ve separated from the other parent. It’s a crucial aspect of ensuring that your child’s needs are met, from housing and clothing to education and leisure activities.

The Legal Framework

In England and Wales, the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) oversees child maintenance arrangements. The CMS calculates, collects, and transfers child maintenance payments, ensuring that children receive the financial support they deserve.

How CMSAS Can Assist

  • Navigating the CMS: We offer in-depth guidance on how to engage with the CMS, from initiating an application to understanding the calculations made for your child’s maintenance.
  • Dispute Resolution: If you believe the CMS has made an incorrect decision regarding your case, CMSAS provides expert advice on challenging these decisions, ensuring your rights and your child’s wellbeing are protected.
  • Tailored Advice: Each family’s situation is unique. CMSAS offers personalised advice, taking into account your specific circumstances to offer solutions that work for you and your child.
  • Support Through Every Step: From filling out forms to understanding your obligations and rights, we’re here to guide you through each stage of the process.

Common Child Maintenance Issues and How to Overcome Them

  • Incorrect Assessments: Sometimes, the CMS may not have all the necessary information, leading to incorrect maintenance calculations. CMSAS can help you gather the required evidence and present your case effectively.
  • Payment Disputes: If there’s disagreement about payment amounts or regularity, CMSAS can assist in negotiating agreements that are fair and manageable for both parties.
  • Enforcement Issues: Facing enforcement actions can be stressful. We guide you through your options and rights, helping you resolve any disputes as swiftly as possible.

Ensuring Fairness and Accuracy

  • Maintenance Calculations: Understanding how your child’s maintenance is calculated is crucial. We provide clear explanations and can help you ensure that all relevant income is considered, leading to fair and accurate maintenance payments.
  • Appeals and Reconsiderations: If you’re dissatisfied with a decision made by the CMS, CMSAS supports you through the process of appeals and reconsiderations, offering both advice and practical assistance.

Empowering Parents

Our mission is to empower parents with the knowledge and support needed to ensure their children receive the appropriate level of financial support. Whether you’re navigating the initial stages of setting up a child maintenance arrangement or facing challenges with existing arrangements, CMSAS is here to help.

  • Preparation for Consultations: Before consulting with CMSAS, gathering all relevant documentation regarding your child maintenance case will help us provide you with the most effective advice and support.
  • Ongoing Support: Child maintenance issues can evolve over time. CMSAS offers ongoing support to adapt to your changing needs and circumstances, ensuring that your child’s best interests are always at the forefront.

Overcoming Child Maintenance Issues Together

Dealing with child maintenance issues in England and Wales doesn’t have to be an overwhelming journey. With the right support and guidance, you can navigate the system effectively, ensuring your child’s needs are met without unnecessary stress. CMSAS is dedicated to standing by your side, offering the advice, support, and guidance you need every step of the way.

For more information or to request an initial consultation, please contact us. Together, we can ensure a brighter future for you and your child.

Initial Consultation

We charge £175 (£210 inc. VAT) for an initial consultation.

Additional Consulting Hours

We charge £150 (£180 inc. VAT) for additional hours.

Child Maintenance Issues in England & Wales

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