When parents cannot agree about a maintenance arrangement on their own accord, then the Guardianship Council mediates. Guardianship Council independently examines how much both parents can afford to spend. The needs of the child at his/her current age are also looked at.
During the examination, the Guardianship Council also speaks with both parents. Based on this, the Guardianship Council issues an advisory report. After the examination, the Council discusses the advice with the parents. The parents may make comments during the inspection of the report. The comments are appended to the advisory report as annex. After that, the advisory report is submitted to the Court. The Court then decides and the decision is put down on an order. The order is handed over to the Belastingdienst CN to collect the child support.