CMS question: what if one parent frustrates contact ordered by a court (UK)?

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    John Cosgrove
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    Theoretical question as I’m just trying to anticipate problems.

    If a court orders a certain level of contact (e.g. 50%) and one parent frustrates that (e.g. by not agreeing requests for swaps at reasonable notice), will the Child Maintenance Service look at the number of nights that the children actually spend with the paying parent or the number of nights ordered by the court?

    P.S. Would it be helpful to have a separated Dads’ forum on this site?

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    Iestyn
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    Send CMS the court order and they have to use that to calculate the number of nights the child spends with the NRP, so if the RP breaches the order they don’t get more money.

    If you get a CAO that states the children live with both parents (50/50) then this should mean no CMS should be paid by either parent

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