INTRODUCTION

The Interest and Surcharge on Arrears of Maintenance Ordinance 2003 comes into effect since 1 May 2005. This web site introduces to you the two new legislative measures ---- INTEREST and SURCHARGE on arrears of maintenance to address the difficulties encountered by some maintenance payees in collecting maintenance payments and in enforcing maintenance orders.

In this web site, we also provide a computer programme for reference of maintenance payees and payers when they calculate the interest and surcharge, if any, on arrears of maintenance. The computer programme is available in two versions, the online and the downloadable versions.