The end of a relationship is always a stressful time in a person’s life and more so when child support agreements are sought. At Daykin Family Law, we can help you to understand your obligations or entitlements and provide advice on child support agreements, ensuring your children are provided for appropriately.
Under the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth), an eligible carer of the child or children is able to seek child support from the other parent. We can help to negotiate on the types of support and amounts available, whether through the Child Support Agency (CSA) or a private agreement.
Equally, if a decision has been made through the Department of Human Services (Child Support Agency) (CSA), Daykin Family Law can guide you on the process to seek a review of the assessment.
Whilst it is not essential to use a solicitor in these cases, it is advised in cases where parents wish to come to a private arrangement or appeal a decision made on child support by the CSA. Whilst some cases can be fairly straightforward, for some, particularly self-employed people, it can be more challenging to distinguish between expenses and income in negotiating a reasonable agreement.
At Daykin Family Law, we place a high importance on assisting clients to reduce conflict and maintain respect in the co-parenting relationship after separation as much as possible. We work with many skilled mediators to gain the best outcome for the benefit and wellbeing of children out-of-Court wherever possible. We offer a full range of family law services and can provide you with support for other matters which may arise, such as parenting arrangements and financial issues.
If you would like to speak to us about calculating child support, coming to a private child support agreement or reviewing a CSA decision, get in touch with us today.