Submitted on Tuesday 13th August 2019
Published on Friday 30th August 2019
Current status: Closed
Closed: Wednesday 6th November 2019
Waive court costs of Child Arrangement Orders for parents paying child support
Parents paying Child Maintenance cannot always afford to pay for a Child Arrangement Order to be heard by the court as well. Waiving the costs for those paying their Child Maintenance would make the process for parents a more equal opportunity in accessing their children through the courts.
It has been seen many times that a parent often has to choose between paying court fees or paying child support.
As child maintenance is seen as a legal responsibility this takes precedence meaning some parents don’t have enough funding to apply for a Child Arrangement Order.
Those finding themselves in this situation should be able to have the court fees waivered to make Child Arrangement Orders accessible to all parents.
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