On this part of the site, we look at the financial side. What happens to the finances when you’re co-parenting and what are your rights?

There is a very significant difference between the rights for married and unmarried parents in England and Wales.

  • The Child Maintenance Service Here we explore how the scheme for monthly maintenance for children works in practice and what to look out for.
  • Married Parents There are different systems for resolving financial disputes if you are married from those if you are unmarried. Here we explore rights for married parents in terms of finances.
  • Unmarried Parents If you’re not married, you are likely to have limited rights to make a claim. But what are those rights and how can you exercise them?