We have extensive experience working in child support laws
Most commonly, the payment of child support for children in separated families is either agreed upon by each parent or otherwise assessed and monitored by the Child Support Agency rather than the Courts.
The amount of child support payable is different in each case, is dependant upon the specific circumstances of the family and its income, and is based on the application of a statutory formula.
At Powe & White Family Lawyers, we have extensive experience in working with the now quite complex child support laws.
We understand that the payment of money by one partner to the other is often a sensitive issue so we will assist you to understand the law and its effect on your situation.
Our lawyers will work with you to give you options should you feel that any Administrative Assessment issued by the Child Support Agency does not produce a fair and/or viable outcome in your particular circumstances.
At Powe & White Family Lawyers, we can also assist individuals in the preparation of private Child Support Agreements, known as Binding Child Support Agreements. These agreements are usually sort after by families wanting to have control and flexibility over the payment of child support. For example such an Agreement can provide not only for an agreed level of periodic payments but also for matters such as school fees, school uniforms, medical fees, sporting and extra curricula activities.
There are several other forms of private child support agreements and our lawyers are able to assist and advice you about these agreements to best match your specific circumstances.
To discuss your matter in more detail, please contact us to make an appointment.