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Families to be notified of new charges for child maintenance

Letters will sent out today warning separated parents unable to agree on child maintenance payments they will be charged if the Government is forced to intervene, the Department for Work and Pensions said.

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Child Maintenance Mum: 'We're told to go it alone'

Sweeping changes to the way separated couples financially support their children have isolated single parents and made them feel like they are "going it alone", a 32-year-old mum has told Good Morning Britain.

Ayse Inal, who has a four-year-old son and a difficult relationship with his father, said she was "really angry, because the money that is supposed to be coming to my son, they [Child Maintenance Service] are actually going to be taking a portion of that money."

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