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If a child is taken into local authority care, are the

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Hi, if a child is taken into local authority care, are the parents still financially liable ie. would they have to make maintenance payments ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 1 year ago.
If the maintenance is for the upkeep of the child then you would not be expected to make payments either to the former partner or indeed to the LA when a child is in care - happy to discussPlease rate positively
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, you state in your answer 'If the maintenance is for the upkeep of the child' - what other forms of maintenance are there ?
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 1 year ago.
There can be arrangements where you are paying money to the wife arising from her needs
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Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 1 year ago.
(spousal maintenance). However if the maintenance just relates to the child (most do) then you would not need to pay if the child has been taken into care.Please remember to rate

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