Navigating Complex Child Support Matters With Expert Child Support Lawyers In Geelong
In most circumstances, child support in Australia is administered through the Child Support Agency (the CSA).
The CSA is responsible for assessing the amount of child support that is payable by one party to the other party. The amount payable will differ according to the income of both parents, the time the child spends with each parent and the needs of the child/ren.
The rules and regulations regarding child support payments are complex.
In some circumstances, the CSA assessed child support will not accurately reflect a parent’s true financial situation, or some other complexity in the family. In such circumstances, a parent may make an application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia for a Departure Order. A Departure Order departs from the CSA assessment and may be more or less than the CSA amount.
Parties can also enter into Binding Child Support Agreements and Limited Child Support Agreements. Such agreements typically cover the payment of additional expenses such as private school fees, private health insurance, and extra-curricular costs. The most common time that parties enter into a Binding Child Support Agreement is at the same time as Consent Orders finalising the division of property.
At Cornish Lawyers, our experienced team of child support lawyers in Geelong are well-versed in the complexities of child support matters. We can provide expert guidance and representation to ensure that your child’s financial needs are met appropriately.
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