One of our roles as parents is to make sure our children are provided for financially
At The Law Office of Conrad Curry, we provide comprehensive advice and assistance to parents with respect to issues surrounding child support
Child support is a payment made by one parent to the other to help with the cost of looking after the children.
The Child Support Agency is the body of the Australian Government that deals with child support. It is the role of the Child Support Agency to calculate the amount of child support that a parent should pay. Sometimes people will choose to enter into their own private child support agreements, but this not advisable. It is much better to go through the Child Support Agency, as they can ensure payments are made as they fall due and they will ensure the amount paid is not too much, not too little, but just right.
Typically, the following factors are considered by the Child Support Agency when calculating child support:
- Costs of raising children based on independent research
- The income of the parents
- The level of care that each parent provides
- The period of time that children spend with their parents per annum
- Other expenses that each parent pays for the child such as school fees
A calculator is available on the Department of Human Services website, to provide an estimate as to the assessment that child support is likely to make, you can access the calculator here.
You can object and request a reconsideration for a child support assessment if you are dissatisfied with the assessment, but this should be done within 28 days of the assessment being made. However, if you are uncertain about any aspect of the child support processes, you should obtain legal advice.
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