The Child Support Act came into being in April 1993 on an operational basis.
From that point on, with respect to all disputes concerning children and all previous cases held within the Court, jurisdiction was then assumed by the Child Support Agency (CSA).
In 1995 in order to make the Agency more humane, the then Government decided to introduce a Departures system in order that allowances could be given for an in the following
circumstances: Clean break capital settlements when divorced, prior to April 1993;
Travel to work costs;
Travel to see the child(ren);
Assets over and above £10,000;
Diversion of income by either parent concerning the formula;
Lifestyle by either parent concerning the calculation of the formula