10 September 2018
Category Blog
10 September 2018,

The Role of the Child Maintenance Services

Child maintenance is financial support towards your child’s everyday living costs when you’ve separated from the other parent.

You and your ex-partner can arrange child maintenance yourself if you can agree. This is called a ‘family-based arrangement’.

A family-based arrangement is a private way to sort out child maintenance. Parents arrange everything themselves and no-one else has to be involved.

What can the Child Maintenance Service do for you?

  • try to find the other parent if you do not know where they live, to sort out child maintenance
  • sort out disagreements about parentage
  • work out how much child maintenance should be paid
  • arrange for the ‘paying’ parent to pay child maintenance – the parent who does not have main day-to-day care of the child
  • pass payments on to the ‘receiving’ parent – the parent who has main day-to-day care of the child
  • look at the payments again when changes in parents’ circumstances are reported
  • review the payment amount every year
  • take action if payments are not made

Private investigation in Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout Central Scotland

We understand the frustration you feel, we are good listeners and appreciate that on occasions the only way to get something done is to do it yourself.  In a lot of our cases the offending parent is self employed and this makes it very difficult for the Child Maintenance Service to establish what the individuals income is.

What issues do the Child Maintenance Services face?

“Its is believed that there are currently over 90,000 self-employed non-resident parents with CSA maintenance arrears. In such cases, the CSA and CMS cannot use their standard method of enforcement of getting an employer to take deductions from wages. Instead, since 2009, there has been a power to issue a ‘deduction order’ whereby (without applying to court) funds can be taken directly from a non-resident parent’s bank or building society account either as a lump sum or in regular installments. But this power is little used. In the nine months to December 2015, only 1,020 deductions orders were authorised in CSA cases. This compares to 18,215 deduction from earnings orders over the same period.”

This is where we can help by:

  • Locating the offending parent
  • Discover where they work, who they work for and how many hours they work each week
  • Investigate their assets such as properties, vehicle, business’s

We try to keep our fees as low as possible because we understand that most parents who come to us don’t have a great amount of disposable income due to their current situation. Buy investing in our services you stand a very real chance of gaining the information and therefore making sure you receive regular child support payments and any arrears due to you.

Our Private Investigator Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh know your area.  This knowledge will enable a quicker investigation and therefore cut costs.

Our initial consultation will be free, we will quote the figures before we start.

If you require a Private Investigator in Glasgow or anywhere throughout the Central Scotland area then our Private Detectives are on call 24/7.

Sika SIA initial consultation is free and our team of Private Detectives will give you a peace of mind. Contact us by phone or by email and we will ensure that strict confidentiality is maintained throughout.

Contact: 01414338875 – 01313444077 – 07825374147 – [email protected]