CHILD MAINTENANCE

Child Support Assessments

Many families choose for their child support liability to be assessed and determined by the Child Support Agency. Sometimes, however, you may have a dispute with the Child Support Agency regarding their assessment. For example, you may need legal assistance with:-

  • Applications for change of assessment/departures appeals to the Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT); and
  • The filing objections with the Child Support Agency.

Private Child Support Agreements

Parents may choose to manage their child support responsibilities privately by reaching an agreement on the child support payable between them, and without the involvement of the Child Support Agency. In those circumstances, we can provide you with advice on the options that are available to document your agreement, and provide you with the advantages and disadvantages to you of doing so.

Other Child Maintenance Issues

Other child maintenance issues that we are able to assist you with include:-

  • Child Maintenance concerning adult children who may be continuing their education or have a disability.
  • An application for enforcement of child support owed to you (or alleged to be owed by you).
CONTACTS FOR THIS AREA OF LAW
Andrew Smyth

Andrew Smyth

Commercial Law Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law Wills and Estates
Andrew is the managing partner of the firm, and practises primarily in estate planning and administration and business and personal structuring, focussing on complex and high…
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Sarah Caruso

Sarah Caruso

Family & De Facto Law
Sarah is an experienced lawyer who has worked in boutique law firms that specialise in family, commercial and estate law. Sarah has worked in family law…
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Isabella Phillips

Isabella Phillips

Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law Wills and Estates
Bell is a solicitor in our Succession & Litigation team and has taken to specialising in estate litigation. Bell graduated from Bond University with a double degree in…
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Racquel Clark

Racquel Clark

Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law Wills and Estates
Racquel completed her Bachelor of Laws specialising in Legal Practice at Bond University in May 2022. Having recently commenced studying her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice…
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