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Is CMS involved?
If there is a private arrangement for child maintenance that has broken down due to non-payment, the CMS can step in to collect ongoing child maintenance.
This is provided the arrangement was made legally binding via a consent order at least 12 months prior. The CMS cannot recoup any arrears the paying parent already owes, though you could approach the court to enforce the consent order and recover the debt.
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Is this a family-based arrangement?
Yes, there are many steps you can take to recover 'child maintenance' from your ex-husband. 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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