Dorney-Kingdom v Dorney-Kingdom: CA 25 Jul 2000

A court may not make an original order for child maintenance, save by consent. The practice of disguising such an order, as part of spousal maintenance, pending a determination by the Child Support Agency, was only legitimate where there was included a real element of spousal maintenance. Simply calling child maintenance spousal maintenance is not correct or legitimate.


Times 25-Jul-2000, Gazette 27-Jul-2000


Child Support Act 1991 8(5)


England and Wales

Children, Family, Child Support

Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.80101