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Unmarried Parties - Financial Provision for Children

Glanvilles have a wide range of skills when it comes to dealing with children and finances. Our solicitors pride themselves on their expert knowledge and practical approach which is required when dealing with financial provision for children.

Married and unmarried couples do not have the same legal rights on the breakdown of a relationship. This becomes more apparent when there are children who need to be provided for and there is a dispute about the family home.

Child Support

Any issues in relation to maintenance for children can only be dealt with by the Child Support Agency if agreement is not possible. The Court does not have the power to order child maintenance, other than in exceptional cases.

Capital

If the primary carer of the child requires financial assistance from the other parent, an application can be made to the Court under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, if matters cannot be agreed.

The Court can make various orders to include periodical payments, lump sum payments, settlement of property or transfer of property. Before the Court would make such orders, it would have to consider the financial position of both parties. As in matrimonial financial proceedings; full and frank financial disclosure will be required.