Legal Advice on CMS Shared Care and CMS Day to Day Care
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At Durham Legal Services, our reputation is built upon legal excellence, exemplary success rates and client care. We are the UK's leading Child Maintenance Service legal practitioners in the field of shared care and day to day care.
You can put a price on quality.
Quality and a professional approach really matter in all areas of law and you should expect and receive the highest standards of client service to give you the best chance of a successful outcome. We deal only with child maintenance work, specialising particularly in shared care and day to day care and based on your information, we assess your case to make sure your query is something we can help with before you are asked to pay anything.
We operate a paid advice appointment so that no one is under any pressure to convert a "free" advice appointment to a sale in order to charge a fee. Our further services work on a fixed fee basis, so you know what costs you are going to incur before you commit.
What and who we deal with:
CMS Tribunal Representaion: Our main Tribunal work today is on day to day care. However, all Child Maintenance Tribunals adopt an inquisitorial approach during a hearing when trying to find the facts. This approach can sometimes make people feel the Tribunal panel is hostile towards them which can result in not getting their side of the story over or, at worst, making a complete mess of presenting their case leading tothe Tribunal finding them to be an unreliable witness.Being considered by the Tribunal panel to be an unreliable witness canhave far-reachng consequences resulting in a bad decision which can last the lifetime of your child maintenance case.
Paying Parent: Over the years we have represented thousands of parents who just want to pay the correct maintenance payments based on their actual circumstances, not something made up by the Child Maintenance Sevice or the other parent. Our experience in dealing with shared care and day to day care is called upon by many people who, like you, are fully invovlved in their childrens' lives and simply want to be recognised as an equal parent in the way Parliament intended.
Receiving Parent: The majority of receiving parents oppose Regulation 50 applications (day to day care) because they think they are going to lose some degree of financial support. That's not always the case. It needs to be remembered that Regulation 50 applies to Child Maintenance Service obligations but it could be that an agreement to meet other needs can be implemented and if that equal care is properly recognised, for example, many paying parents simply feel they should be recognied as an equal care-giver and are then happy to contribute to other items such as school lunches or trips as and when these things arise.
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