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Child Support 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780752000497
ISBN: 0752000497
Published: June 1996
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

In two user-friendly volumes, this practical handbook brings practitioners developments in the field of child support, taking the uncertainty out of their dealings with the Agency's remit, powers and procedures and offering indispensable advice on how to calculate the correct level of support first time round. It can also be used when challenging a decision of the Agency or an assessment. Volume 1 covers all the changes brought about by the Child Support Act 1995 and 1996 Regulations and includes a chapter on departure directions. Written by a specialist in family law, it examines all the major amendments which have an impact on the calculation of child support. Used in conjunction with the important source materials and other useful reference tools in Volume 2, this second edition will prove an invaluable time saving aid in an area which is a potential minefield for the family lawyer. Offers practitioners the expertise of a specialist in family law at their fingertips; Practical - contains worked examples, useful reference information, statutory materials, tables of time limits and addresses which are easy to access and save valuable time; Contains all the information required to

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Volume 1: Part 1 The framework of the Act: definitions and principles; jurisdiction of the Child Support Agency and the courts and related matters; the administrative structure.
Part 2 Powers of Child Support Officers and the Secretary of State: applications for maintenance assessments, multiple applications and interim maintenance assessments; provision and disclosure of information; collection of maintenance and enforcement; arrears, interest on arrears and adjustment of child maintenance; notifications and reviews of assessments; beginning and end of maintenance assessments and maintenance periods; reduced benefit directions.
Part 3 The formula - mechanics and applications: the maintenance requirement and the general rule; the basic element and the additional element; assessable income; protected and disposable income; housing costs; special cases.
Part 4 The Act at work: concerns of clients and practitioners; jurisdiction changes from 1993; the Appeals Procedure - Child Support Appeal Tribunals; the Appeals Procedure - Child Support Commissioners representation of clients; questions and answers. Volume 2: Child Support Act 1991; Child Support Act 1995; Child Support (Maintenance Assessment Procedure) Regulations 1992; Child Support (Maintenance Assessment and Special Cases ) Regulations 1992; Child Support Regulations 1996; other important statutory instruments; questions and answers; case histories (worked examples); table of social security rates; take-on table; table of time limits, maintenance periods, time for appeal etc; specimen assessment; other precedents; list of addresses of Child Support Agencies.