In Australia, the Child Support Agency is tasked with assessing, calculating and determining child support.
There are a number of ways in which child support can be paid by one party to the other. These include payment of child support through a private agreement, or through the Child Support Agency, or by way of Court Order or Child Support Agreement.
A Child Support Agreement may be appropriate if you and the other parent:
- agree the amount of child support to be paid.
- agree to a variation of child support from that which has been assessed by the Child Support Agency.
- wish to tailor financial arrangements for your children to include such things as school fees and medical expenses.
What particular child support arrangement best suits your needs and those of your children, is a matter which will depend on the circumstances of each case.
Please contact us to make an appointment to discuss your child support arrangements.