You don't have to involve the family court to arrange child maintenance. You simply need to contact the child maintenance service.
They will make the assessment according to his earnings, and even take payment automatically from wages or his bank account if required. If payments are missed, they will chase this up and enforce in court if needed.
Essentially the CMS takes the stress out of the situation.
You can start the claim here: https://www2.dwp.gov.uk/contact-cmoptions/en/new-contact.asp
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