Financial support for your children
Even where you do not have an interest in the family home, it is still possible to pursue financial provision (e.g. to assist with re-housing following separation) for the benefit of a child. Such a claim is made pursuant to Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 (and you will hear reference to a ‘Schedule 1 claim’).
A Schedule 1 claim can be pursued by a parent, guardian, special guardian, or any person with whom a child lives under a Child Arrangements Order, and financial provision can be made for:
- Lump sum (e.g. for purchase of a property)
- Payment of school fees
- Top up child maintenance (where the income of the paying parent means that there has been a maximum assessment by the Child Maintenance Service)
We can provide you with advice on the financial provision you may be able to pursue.