The Court consider that contact and maintenance are two separate issues. It is the child’s right to have contact with the parent with whom they no longer live irrespective of financial arrangements. Both parents have a financial responsibility towards their child. The arrangements for maintenance can be via the CSA/CMEC or arrangements can be made direct between the parents. The Court may be critical of a parent who restricts contact as a means of demanding maintenance payments or as a way of punishing a parent for failing to pay.