Child Support and Child Maintenance

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Whether you are the paying or receiving parent, Child Support can be confusing. We can assist you to understand how Child Support operates in Australia and how your Child Support Assessment is calculated. We can also offer assistance if you wish to pursue a Change of Assessment Application with the Child Support Agency.

Sometimes parents agree on their own arrangements for child support, particularly in relation to private school fees, special medical/dental expenses or extra-curricular activities. Some parents choose to accept a lump sum payment for child support rather than regular interval payments. We can advise you about arrangements appropriate to your circumstances and formalise those arrangements through a Child Support Agreement.

It is important to understand your child support obligations and entitlements before entering into a Child Support Agreement as the terms of the agreement may be in place for many years. 

We strongly urge you to meet with one of our experienced family lawyers before reaching a final agreement with your partner. Call us for an obligation free chat on (07) 3342 0393.