How much maintenance is paid?

In Ireland, there are no guidelines about the amount of maintenance which should be paid. The law states that both parents are responsible for providing for their children until they are 18 years of age or until they are 23 if in full-time education.

Parents may be able to decide between them or, they may negotiate the amount with their solicitors, or the court may decide. Each party must fully disclose their finances to the court and the judge will consider all of the family’s circumstances when making a maintenance order.