Financial Claim for a Child under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989

An application for financial provision (income and capital) for a child under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 can be made by the following people:

  • Parent
  • Guardian
  • Special guardian
  • Person with whom a child lives under a child arrangements order

Applications for financial provision for a child under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 enable financial claims to be brought outside of marriage or civil partnership. They can be of particular relevance in situations where children have been conceived through assisted reproduction, reside in a modern family form or have a disability and financial liability and provision for the child cannot be agreed.

Financial claims under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 relate to the costs of bringing up a child (not the financial needs of the parent, guardian or person holding a ‘live with’ child arrangements order) and can include:

  • Periodical payments
  • Secured periodical payments
  • Lump sum orders
  • Settlement of property
  • Transfer of property

Applications for financial provision under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 can be complex and hard fought. We have in-depth expertise in family law and claims for financial provision for children.

If you require legal assistance or wish to discuss a financial order for a child contact us.

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