Separated parents will be hit by charges if they cannot come to an agreement over child support for their children under a new system coming into force today.
Parents who turn to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) to collect and pay settlements will face hefty fees.
The parent not living full-time with their children will face a 20% surcharge on top of their support payment, while the other parent faces losing 4% of the money they would normally receive.
More top news
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been awarded a knighthood by Australia.
A "crippling" and "potentially historic" blizzard is set to hit the US, possibly leaving up to 30 inches of snow.
The abusive pasts of more than 1,300 violent partners have been disclosed under a scheme introduced less than a year ago, new figures show.