We've provided some tools, leaflets and information to help you find out how to calculate and talk about child maintenance, record a family-based arrangement and manage your finances.
Get an indication of how much child maintenance you might pay or receive through the CMS.
This form is easy to fill out and may help you and the other parent record the details of your arrangement.
Read our leaflets on arranging child maintenance and common concerns for separated parents.
Details of various types of financial support you may be entitled to as a parent.
Read our guide to talking about child maintenance arrangements with the other parent.
How much does it cost to bring up a child? It’s a question that’s important for separated parents. Use these forms to help you make an estimate.
Specialist organisations giving advice on parenting, access, mediation, law, jobs and money.
Tools provided by other organisations
Find help and support for separated parents with the Sorting out separation web app.
If you are divorcing, separating or dissolving a civil partnership in England or Wales, this confidential tool can help you stay on top of your finances, look at how you might split what you have and work out what you owe.
Answer a series of questions to get a quick, free and confidential financial health check. The results will give you advice and guidance tailored for your situation.
Impartial advice and information for parents without main care. Find out how to manage your CSA case - including how to avoid debt and legal action.
This tool will help you find your nearest Family Information Service, where you can get information about local childcare services. They also offer extra help if you need childcare for a child with a disability or special needs, or if you need out of hours childcare.
This simple tool can help you plan your finances as your circumstances change.