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Old May 31st 2023, 5:05 pm
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How do you explain the UK child benefit to an American attorney?
Going through a divorce which has been filled in the US, but I’m in the UK and trying to explain UK things to my US attorney is a bit challenging, and they are then struggling to convey it to the other party. Is there any equivalent things in the US that you’ve experienced?
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Old May 31st 2023, 5:16 pm
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How do you explain the UK child benefit to an American attorney?
Going through a divorce which has been filled in the US, but I’m in the UK and trying to explain UK things to my US attorney is a bit challenging, and they are then struggling to convey it to the other party. Is there any equivalent things in the US that you’ve experienced?
The nearest federal-level equivalent in the US would be the child tax credit:

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductio...ild-tax-credit
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Originally Posted by HighlandRabbit
How do you explain the UK child benefit to an American attorney?
Going through a divorce which has been filled in the US, but I’m in the UK and trying to explain UK things to my US attorney is a bit challenging, and they are then struggling to convey it to the other party. Is there any equivalent things in the US that you’ve experienced?
"A flat amount [a lower amount for second and subsequent children] of money the government pays every week to the mother of every child in the UK."

There is no equivalent universal payment in the US, everything is means tested here.
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