Divorce myth number 8 – you have to pay child maintenance or you are not allowed to see your child.

16th July 2013

Susan Davies of Ansons LLP Solicitors family law team in Lichfield, Staffordshire, explains: “This is not correct”.

Arrangements for contact with your children and child maintenance payments are totally separate.

Whether you are paying child maintenance, or not, will not be taken into account by a court when considering the issue of how much contact you should have with your children.