We've produced a series of guides about arranging child maintenance. We also have several guides to help you with some of the issues you might be dealing with as a separated parent.
Child maintenance decisions
Explains the different options receiving parents have for arranging child maintenance.
Explains the different options paying parents have for arranging child maintenance.
Helping someone you know (1.5MB)
Things to keep in mind if you’re helping a friend or family member make arrangements for children.
Talking about money guide (1.74MB)
Help preparing to put a family-based arrangement in place, including what to include and how to manage the conversation.
Information about child maintenance for people concerned about domestic violence or abuse.
Supporting separated families
A useful starting point for parents dealing with a range of separation issues. Topics include money, benefits, housing, legal rights and the law, childcare and parenting arrangements.
Support for parents in dealing with their own feelings and helping children cope when a relationship ends.
Help with some of the emotional and practical things you may wish to consider if you are thinking of re-establishing contact.
Help understanding how conflict affects children and what parents can do to resolve the issues.
Parenting together after separation (1.58MB)
Help understanding how you can both stay involved in children’s lives and work together in their best interests.
About Child Maintenance Options
Explains the Child Maintenance Options complaints process.
Explains how Child Maintenance Options handles your information.