Are you entitled to receive child support?
The Child Support Agency (CSA) assesses how much child support should be paid from one parent to the other. You can estimate how much child support you might be entitled to by using the CSA’s online calculator. Factors that determine how much child support you might receive include:
- Your income and the income of the other parent;
- How much time the child spends with you (percentage of care); and
- The age of the child.
Child support is usually paid until a child reaches the age of 18 years. However, in some cases a parent may pay child support for a child over 18 years. If you are worried about your current situation, our team of Child Support Lawyers will be happy to provide advice & guidance on how to reach the best outcome for your situation.
How much child support do I have to pay?
Want to know about your child support payment options?
You should seek some child support legal advice if you want to know about your child support payment options. This might include:
- Whether there are additional or special costs of raising your child that are not included in the CSA estimation;
- If you would prefer to pay child support as a lump sum; or
- If you are entitled to child support for a dependent child over 18 years of age.
Our child support lawyers in Australia can help you to reach an agreement about child support by way of a child support agreement as mandated by the Child Support Assessment Act. We can also help if you disagree with a child support assessment (CSA).
What should you do if you are not receiving child support that is owed to you?
In general, the CSA will assist if you are not receiving the child support payments that is owed to you. However, there are some circumstances in which you may need to make an application to the Family Court in relation to child support. The court can make orders to enforce child support payments. .
Legal advice should be sought before making an application to the Court for child support. Our experienced child support lawyers in Perth can provide you with advice about the relative merits of your case.