Child maintenance support changes will come into effect in 2012 which will dramatically alter the way child support is collected. The objective is to give both parents a financial incentive to make voluntary arrangements.
The options are:-
1 A Family Based Arrangement - parents agree the amount and frequency of payments. This can mean alternatives to monetary payments e.g. child care vouchers.
2 A Minute of Agreement in Scotland or a Consent Order in England and Wales. Both reflect that parents have come to a