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Includes information about maintenance payments made by an absent parent to the parent having care of children under the age of 16, or 19 if in full time education and includes the role of the Child Support Agency in assessing, collecting and enforcing such payments.

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Child support

Child support payments paid by the absent parent to the parent who primarily cares for the children. The role of the Child Support Agency and what happens when they get involved?

3 Child support

Information on child support, inluding how to apply and how child maintenance is calculated.
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Differences between how the law treats married and cohabiting couples including financial matters, responsibility for children and housing.
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Information about your rights and responsibilities as a single mother, including registering the birth, who has parental responsibility, contact with the father and child support.
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