Every child has the right to basic necessities such as:
- medical care
Children should get these basic needs from their parents or relatives. This support given by parents or relatives is called maintenance.
Parents or relatives maintain children directly, when the child lives with them.
Parents or relatives maintain children indirectly, when the child lives with someone else, by paying maintenance, or money to support the child and provide his or her basic needs.
- Maintenance is in the Best Interests of the Child
- Who Has a Duty to Maintain?
- What Is the Maintenance System?
- Why Pay Maintenance?
- How Is Maintenance Paid?
- Must I Still Pay Maintenance if ... ?
- What If the Parents have other Children?
- How Is the Amount of Maintenance Calculated?
- What Happens if Maintenance Is not Paid?
- What Can I Do to Protect the Best Interests of Children when it Comes to Maintenance?