• How to claim maintenance

How to claim maintenance

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This interview and advice session provides you with detailed advice on how to go about claiming maintenance for yourself or for your children.
Maintenance is an obligation to provide another person (for example a child or ex-wife) with housing, food, clothing, education and medical care, or with the money which is necessary to pay for these essentials. In general, maintenance of this sort can be claimed on the basis of a blood relationship, adoption, or by virtue of marriage. The amount of maintenance is determined with reference to each party’s monthly income and expenses.
Once you have completed this interview and advice session you will receive detailed information about what can be claimed as maintenance, how the process works and what you can expect along the way.
To ensure that your claim for maintenance is properly dealt with, we will complete an application for maintenance on your behalf, taking into account your unique circumstances, biographical information and maintenance requirements. You will also be told where to find your nearest Maintenance Court so that you can file the completed maintenance application form. The Maintenance Court will then process your application free of charge so that you can be paid what is due to you.
Knowledge is power. Use this interview and advice session to enforce your right to maintenance.