Cohabiting couples with children


If a cohabiting couple who separate have any children together, the primary carer of the children may have a claim for financial support under the Children Act 1989.

When making a decision regarding the award of financial provision for a child, the Court will consider a number of factors including:

  • Each parent’s financial position;
  • Each parent’s needs and responsibilities, including those for other children;
  • The child's financial needs;
  • Any disabilities the child has; &
  • Each parents intentions regarding the child’s education.

Both parents will have to provide to the Court full details of their financial position, to enable to Court to make appropriate provision.

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