Child Support Handbook 2018/2019

Publication date: Summer 2018 Edition: 26th Format: Paperback, 500 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 978 1 910715 34 5


The new Child Support Handbook provides clear, practical guidance for parents and their advisers on the child support scheme as it applies in 2018/19.

This new edition explains:

  • how to apply for child support
  • the powers that the Child Maintenance Service and Child Support Agency have
  • how maintenance is calculated
  • how to challenge decisions and make complaints
  • what happens if you do not pay child support, including powers to deduct money from bank accounts

Fully indexed and cross-referenced to legislation and caselaw, this latest edition also includes practical examples of maintenance calculations and tactical hints and tips for dealing with the Child Maintenance Service.

For CPAG members and CAB customers, the handbook is available for £30.60. Please contact us on 020 7812 5227 or email:  

‘Well written, fantastically detailed and very accurate … there isn’t a better source of information and advice!’ - THE ADVISER (Citizens Advice)

‘This book, like most of CPAG’s publications, should be in every social work office… I found the practical examples, and advice about tactics and arguments useful and helpful. In short, this book is the benchmark guide to the child support scheme.’ - COMMUNITY CARE

‘Remarkable for the clarity of its layout, the depth of its explanations and notes, and the accuracy of its content. Highly recommended.’ - SOLICITORS JOURNAL

‘The best thing… is to get a copy of the Child Support Handbook… details of entitlements are clear, accurate and fully explained’ - BELLA

‘It is hard to beat the CPAG guide… it is outstanding value for money. It is clearly written and easy to find your way around… invaluable for advisers’ - NEW LAW JOURNAL

‘Each edition is always better… (it) leaves everything I have seen in its wake’ - FAMILY LAW

‘Gives a thorough explanation of the system’ - WOMAN’S OWN

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