What is Child Support?
Child support is an issue likely to transpire for parties separating with children. It is the way in which separated parents address their financial responsibility to their children.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines child support as:
“Cash or in-kind payments towards the financial well-being of children. These payments are usually made by the non-resident parent to the parent who has primary care of the children.”
What is the Child Support Agency?
The agency is a Government Human Services department that has the primary role of registering, assessing and collecting payments.
Why you may need a child support lawyer?
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009-2010) found that approximately 1.1 million children were impacted by child support. Consequently, it is safe to say that a significant number of parenting matters will involve a child support assessment and often this provokes some conflict between the parties.
Private agreements are a method through which parties can address the issue other than through a child support assessment. Private agreements may either be ‘binding’ or ‘limited’ agreements.