Unmarried Couples

Financial Support for Children

Financial Support for Children and Schedule 1 Claims

Financial support for children is a fundamental aspect of parental responsibility, irrespective of the parents’ marital status. We recognise that unmarried couples face unique challenges when it comes to establishing and enforcing financial obligations, and we are committed to helping you protect the best interests of your children.

We will support you by conducting a thorough analysis of your financial circumstances and work closely with you to gather all the necessary information. By taking into account factors such as income, assets, and the needs of your children, we will help you assess the appropriate level of financial support required.

What are Schedule 1 Claims?

Schedule 1 Claims are legal applications made under the Children Act 1989. These claims allow a parent with whom the child primarily resides to seek additional financial provision from the other parent for the benefit of the child. The court has discretion to consider a broad range of financial needs beyond standard child maintenance, including housing costs, education expenses, medical care, and other requirements that contribute to the child’s well-being and upbringing.

How We Can Help

Our solicitors will provide clear, concise guidance, explaining your rights, options, and potential outcomes. We are committed to helping you make informed decisions that protect your child’s financial security.

At Walker Family Law, we prioritise finding amicable resolutions whenever possible. Our lawyers are highly skilled negotiators who will work with you and the other parent to find common ground, facilitating productive discussions and fostering mutually beneficial agreements. Through mediation and negotiation, we strive to achieve fair and sustainable financial arrangements that meet your child’s needs.

When an out-of-court solution is not feasible, our lawyers are expertly equipped to represent you in court. We know that your child’s financial security is your top priority, and it is ours too. We will pursue any necessary measures to safeguard their entitlements. Contact our team today to schedule a consultation.

Unmarried couples services

Separating as an unmarried couple presents its own set of intricate and individual challenges. Our team are here to help you whatever your situation.

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