Child support reforms to stress parental responsibility
Ministers are proposing an overhaul of the current system of child support, saying it too often "drives a wedge" between parents and their offspring.
They say more separating couples should be helped to find a settlement on their own in the interests of the child.
People will be encouraged to explore all options before going to court but must pay a fee for statutory help.
Chief Executive of Gingerbread Fiona Weir fears there will be a barrier to using the statutory system once the Government introduces the charge.
Clive Coleman reports.
13 Jan 2011
- From the section UK