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What factors does the court take into consideration when making an order for maintenance for a child?

Factors which the court will take into consideration when making an order for maintenance for any child:

  1. the financial needs of the child;

  2. the income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources of the parent;

  3. the standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage;

  4. any physical or mental disability of the child;

  5. the manner in which he/she was being educated and trained;

  6. the manner in which the parties to the marriage expected him/her to be trained; and

  7. all the circumstances of the case.
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Knowledge Base ID :   1072
Last Reviewed :   November 18, 2016
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