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Articles : February 2009

Divorce and family law explained 

Spousal maintenance and child maintenance in a recession

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday February 24, 2009 at 11:29am

With the recession starting to bite we are all looking for for ways to make saving. Out go expensive cars and designer clothes, the gym membership and fancy meals. What many people overlook however, is how you can either reduce the level of maintenance that you are paying or perhaps increase the level of maintenance you are receiving.If you are the maintenance payerIf you are paying spousal maintenance or child maintenance under the terms of a Court...

Child support when parents live abroad

By Woolley & Co, on Wednesday February 4, 2009 at 11:00am

Since the early 1990s Child Support Agency (CSA) (now called the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC)) has dealt with financial support for children. This means that in the majority of cases the court cannot decide how much child support is payable. However where one or other parent lives outside England or Wales different rules apply and you may need to take specialist advice from a family lawyer in these circumstances.This article outlines the basic rules that apply.Both...

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