Child Support

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Should I Get a Lawyer for Child Support?

Justice Family Lawyers helps craft detailed support plans, considering future needs—like education and healthcare—ensuring your child won’t face unexpected financial hardships.

We advocate for your child’s right to receive fair support, navigate complex legal pathways, and promote financial stability for your child’s upbringing, entitlements and educational needs

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    What is child support?

    Child support refers to one parent providing financial assistance to the other to cover child-related expenses. In Australia, this system ensures that children continue to receive the necessary financial support and care following their parents’ separation.

    Typically, the ‘payer’ is the parent who provides financial support, while the ‘payee’ receives and allocates these funds for the child’s expenses. Often, the parent who spends less time with the child becomes the payer, ensuring the child’s needs are met while under the primary caregiver’s care.

    A parent must also qualify as a resident under the Income Tax Assessment Act or be a resident in a designated overseas jurisdiction.

    Fundamentally, child support aims to protect a child’s well-being and maintain their quality of life. It serves as a crucial link, guaranteeing that a child’s essential needs are met even if one parent is absent or has reduced presence.

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    How child support works?

    Administration by DHS

    The child support scheme is administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

    Payment Calculation

    A formula is employed, taking into account the income of both parents and the expenses associated with raising children in Australia. This formula also acknowledges the non-financial contributions made by both parents, including childcare responsibilities.

    Choose Payment Method

    Payments can be made either privately, directly from one parent to the other, or through the DHS. When processed through the DHS, they collect the payment from one parent and then transfer it to the other.

    Request Assessment Adjustmentt

    If a parent believes that the formula's outcome is inaccurate and doesn't accurately represent their circumstances, they can apply to the DHS to request a review of their child support payment assessment.


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