Child support allows for the ongoing financial care of children following the end of the parents’ relationship. It recognises the costs and responsibilities of raising children, and is managed through a child support agreement or agency assessment.

At Steele+Co we offer legal advice in the following aspects of child support:

  • child support agreements;
  • application processes;
  • rates;
  • assessments; and
  • disputes.

Under the Child Support (Assessment) Act, the primary carer of the child or children can make a claim for child support from the other parent. 

The Department of Human Services is responsible for administering your child support arrangements, and assessing the amount of support which should be provided. The decision is based on each parent's income, the number of children and their living arrangements.

We have worked with clients in Bathurst and throughout the Central West, in providing child support advice.

Department of Human Services (external links)

 

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