Child Support Handbook 2019/2020

Publication date: Summer 2019 Edition: 27th Format: Paperback, 500 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 978 1 910715 34 5


Our annual Child Support Handbook is the standard practical guide to the statutory child maintenance scheme.

This latest edition covers all the current arrangements for applying for, collecting and enforcing child support. It includes details on how child support is calculated and how this can be varied, what happens if parentage is disputed or if parents share their children’s care, the role of the courts, how old cases are closed and transferred, how to get a decision changed and how the Child Maintenance Service collects arrears.

Practical examples and tactical tips for dealing with the Child Maintenance Service are included throughout, and the book is fully indexed and cross-referenced to the latest legislation and caselaw.

For CPAG members and CAB customers, the handbook is available for £32.30. 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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