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Signs you are in Child Maintenance Debt

You have been issued a deduction order.

You have been contacted by bailiffs.

You have been contacted regarding going to court.

You have received a charging order on your property.

You have received multiple letters/calls from Child Maintenance Services informing you of your arrears.

What happens if you do not pay your Child Maintenance debt?

Child Maintenance is a debt you should aim to avoid if possible.

CSA and CMS have the power to deduct your arrears and ongoing payments from your earnings or bank account. If you refuse to pay, you may be forced to sell your home, be visited by bailiffs, or face going to prison. This is because Child Maintenance fees are a legal obligation.