Child Maintenance Calculator

One of the first things to be sorted out after parents separate is to work out how much child maintenance should be paid. This can be a complicated decision, with the calculation itself not always easy to agree.

The Child Maintenance Agency provides its own tool, however Family Law Partners Director Alan Larkin has created a new calculator that has been designed to be more user-friendly for our clients.

The calculator has a number of unique features, enabling parents to reach an agreement on a child maintenance figure:

  • Easy-capture – the calculation is recorded in a format that can be instantly communicated to the co-parent.
  • A greater number of inputs (including the level of gross income entered or the level of pension contributions) provides both parents with an assurance of reasonable accuracy.
  • The calculation can be exported in PDF format and emailed to your own inbox for future use.  Additionally, the calculation can be emailed to a third party such as the parent’s lawyer or mediator.
  • Mobile and tablet-friendly –  the calculator can be used across multiple devices.

Access the child maintenance calculator here.

The calculator is available for free to parents and their legal advisors in England and Wales, For further information, and to access the calculator please visit the DivorceFinanceToolkit blog.

If you would like an appointment with one of our specialists then please contact Miriam our Practice Manager on 01273 646900