Children’s financial claims
Claims can be made to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) in many cases for an assessment to be made against the absent parent.
We advise the client as to their options under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, to claim capital and property on behalf of a child in cases in which a parent seeks additional financial help. For instance, a parent may need a home for the child, pay private school fees or the absent parent may be a high earner. These claims normally arise for unmarried couples who separate.
We have considerable experience in advising clients concerning financial claims for children including inheritance claims where the child has not received a reasonable financial provision from someone on whom they are dependent.