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Generally, there are many steps you can take to recover 'child maintenance' from your ex-husband. Child maintenance can be either: (1) a private arrangement between you and the other parent, or (2) made through the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) - a government scheme.
You can also attempt to mediate the matter first via family mediation. A family mediator will assist both of you in coming into an agreement. To find a family mediator, you can check this website: https://www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk/find-local-mediator/
If you feel that a family mediator will not work, you can try to make an application with CMS directly. They can be contacted at 0800(###) ###-#### Their representative will be able to guide you further and will notify your ex-husband that you are claiming child maintenance.
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