Automatic Changes  Variations include
inflation RPI/CPI

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Court Applications Returning to court to for a new order.

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Types of order Types of order that may be involved

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Relevant factors affecting maintenance awards

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Automatic changes to maintenance payments


How much maintenance should I pay?

Is it common for an order dealing with maintenance payments to provide for these maintenance payments to change by reference to "indexation"?


Indexation refers to the way that courts commonly order maintenance awards to increase.  This is usually done in a clause just after the paragraph making the “periodical payments” order itself.  It might appear:

Changes to the order


We have developed a Maintenance Calculator to enable you to see how maintenance payments (including child maintenance) are affected by indexation.

Use our Maintenance Calculator to see the impact of indexation on your maintenance award.


For in-depth advice about Varying Maintenance Payments please click here to contact Family Law in Partnership