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child maintenance reform | Cambridge Family Law Practice

Child Support: Revolt & Revolution

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Last week, the government suffered a defeat in the House of Lords over its plans to introduce a charging structure for parents needing to use the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) – previously the Child Support Agency (CSA)* – to obtain child maintenance payments for their children. Peers overwhelmingly rejected the idea by a measure of more than 2 to 1. Disappointingly for those who oppose the proposals, the Government swiftly said that it would attempt to overturn this defeat when the Welfare Reform Bill returned to the House of Commons, as it has done today. CMEC can make…

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