The complaint was that the mandatory child support payments meant that the father could not visit his children as often as he was entitled under the court’s order to do. The complaint of a direct breach of article 8 failed because he could not show that the impact upon his family life was sufficiently grave, but in another case it might have been.
European Convention on Human Rights
Cited – Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v M HL 8-Mar-2006
The respondent’s child lived with the estranged father for most of each week. She was obliged to contribute child support. She now lived with a woman, and complained that because her relationship was homosexual, she had been asked to pay more than . .
 UKHL 11, Times 14-Mar-06,  2 WLR 637,  2 AC 91,  1 FCR 497,  2 FLR 56,  UKHRR 799,  36 Fam Law 524, 21 BHRC 254,  HRLR 19,  4 All ER 929
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Updated: 13 December 2020; Ref: scu.239809