This paper describes what steps the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) may take when a Non-Resident Parent (also known as a “Paying Parent”) fails to pay child maintenance on time or in full. It also provides information on the application, collection and enforcement fees charged by the CMS, and briefly summarises analysis on the effectiveness of the CMS’s enforcement and collection system. This paper relates primary to Great Britain: Section 6 describes Northern Ireland’s system.
The Library has a general briefing paper on Bailiffs, Commons Library Briefing Paper SN 4103, 19 September 2018.
In addition, the Ministry of Justice has published its consultation, Review of enforcement agent (bailiff) reforms: call for evidence, 25 November 2018.
This briefing provides an overview of disability discrimination law and explains legal duties to consider the needs of disabled people.
This paper provides brief information in response to some key questions regarding the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on separated families, maintenance arrangements and access to children.