Welcome to Durham Legal Services, the UK's leading independent provider of Child Maintenance Service Advice and Child Support Agency Advice. We have represented thousands of paying and receiving parents throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland with all manner of child maintenance service problems.
The volume and variety of our child support cases make us unique among other organisations dealing with this area of law. We use our expertise to fast track cases through the Child Maintenance Service system. This means the correct amount of maintenance or arrears is in payment at the earliest opportunity. If you have a Child Maintenance Service CMS problem WE CAN HELP.
We believe legal advice about Child Maintenance is so important it can only be properly given when all of the facts are known and that’s why we offer a one-to-one personal, confidential telephone advice service.
What and who we deal with:
CMS or CSA Tribunal Representation need someone to help you with your appeal?
Child Benefit Appeal and Representation CB forms the main part of any CMS Claim.
Paying Parent (NRP) incorrect child maintenance payments?
Receiving Parent (PWC) not receiveing the correct child maintenance?
CMS or CSA Arrears either owed or have unfair arrears?
Self Employed and Company Shareholders not sure what to do?
We offer standalone telephone or face-to-face advice appointments as well as Tribunal representation and dealing with the Child Maintenance Service on your behalf. Most of the time, you’ll speak to someone on the same day. To get started with the help you need, make your appointment today.
CLICK HERE to arrange your appointment today or Call 01207 693966
The simple reality is if you have a CSA problem you need professional help - it’s a false economy not to get it. Child Support law is very complex and can have a dramatic effect on family life, especially if the problems are not dealt with properly.
If your case has now moved over from either the 1993 or 2003 system, and you have seen a huge increase or decrease in payments, the likelihood is that all of the correct information needed to make the proper assessment has not been picked up by the Child Maintenance Service via HMRC income records. Speak to us about a full case assessment check.
The Child Maintenance Service recognises that 50:50 shared care is good for the children and should be acknowledged. With the right approach and evidence, any liability could be removed completely.
CLICK HERE to get advice about shared care
Are your arrears due to the delay the CSA or CMS have taken in calculating your liability. Have they made an assessment and you've not been notified. If you owe arrears and you think they are unfair, along with the charges please get in touch.
CLICK HERE to get help with your arrears
We can represent you at your Child Maintenance Service or Child Support Agency Tribunal wherever it is being heard. We have successfully represented clients at hundreds of child support hearings and our experience is available to you. Just send us the details of the hearing you need help with.
CLICK HERE for Tribunal representation
Please feel free to take a tour around our website. If you can't find the answer to your question simply call us and we will be happy to help you. To book your appointment either email your details direct to us via our contact page or contact us on 01207 693966.
or CLICK HERE to send us a email.