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Child maintenance - calculation

The Child Maintenance Service calculates how much maintenance is payable, according to a statutory formula. This section describes how maintenance is calculated under the 2012 Scheme.

Calculating maintenance

How the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) calculates how much maintenance has to be paid under the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme.

Income

How income is taken into account when the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) calculates child maintenance under the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme.

The number of children in your family

How qualifying children and relevant children are taken into account when the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) calculates child maintenance under the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme.

Shared care

Sharing care of children and the how it affects the amount of child maintenance to be paid by the parent who has to pay child maintenance arranged by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) under the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme.

Reviewing calculations made under the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme

How long a child maintenance calculation lasts if it has been arranged by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and when it is reviewed based on the income of the parent who has to pay child maintenance under the 2012 child maintenance scheme.