How do I apply for child maintenance in Zimbabwe?

What documents do I need to apply for child maintenance?

Visit the nearest magistrates’ court to apply for child maintenance and take the following documents

  1. Birth certificate of your child/children.
  2. Your identity document.
  3. Proof of residence.
  4. A divorce settlement.
  5. Proof of your monthly income and expenses.

How much child maintenance does a father pay?

On the basic rate, if you’re paying for: one child, you’ll pay 12% of your gross weekly income. two children, you’ll pay 16% of your gross weekly income. three or more children, you’ll pay 19% of your gross weekly income.

How much is a maintenance payment?

Paying child maintenance for more than one child

12% of your gross weekly income for one child. 16% of your gross weekly income for two children. 19% of your gross weekly income for three or more children.

What can I claim for child maintenance?

You may claim reasonable support that is necessary for providing the child or other person who has a right to maintenance with a proper living and upbringing. This includes providing necessities such as food, clothing and housing, as well as paying for a proper education.

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What is needed in maintenance court?

Proof of your monthly income and expenses; Three months’ latest bank statements and payslips; The full name and proof of the physical and/or work address of the person responsible for paying the maintenance amount; and. If you were married, and are now divorced, a copy of the divorce order.

Can you get child maintenance if Father not on the birth certificate?

If there’s no evidence to prove they’re not the parent, the Child Maintenance Service can: ask both parents to take a DNA test.

Do I have to pay child maintenance if it’s 50 50 custody?

If the day-to-day care of a child is shared equally between the paying parent and the receiving parent the paying parent will not have to pay any child maintenance for that child.

Does a father legally have to pay child maintenance?

Parents have a legal responsibility to provide financially for their children even if they no longer live with them. … Child Maintenance Service (CMS) – This is a service run by the Government to arrange and collect child maintenance from the non-resident parent and pay it to the receiving parent if this is necessary.

Do I have to pay child maintenance if my ex remarries?

The answer is no. When parents divorce, the absent parent (“paying parent”) is obliged by law to pay child maintenance to the parent caring for the child (“receiving parent”).

What is the flat rate of child maintenance?

Flat rate. You will pay a flat rate of £7 a week child maintenance if your gross weekly income is less than £100 a week or if you, or your partner you live with, receive any of the benefits listed below.

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How can I avoid paying child maintenance?

How ex-partners avoid paying child maintenance

  1. Creating complex financial arrangements that are hard to keep track of due to self-employment.
  2. Putting a businesses in another name to distort personal wealth.
  3. Opening a limited company to make money unavailable.

Is the child maintenance calculator accurate?

Hi the calculator is fairly accurate. The CMS don’t take your living expenses into account, there are rare occasions for varying the amount but that’s for things like if you have to spend a lot on travelling to see your child for example.

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