The costs involved with raising and caring for children can be expensive, never more so than during separation where a significant financial burden can be placed upon the party with the ongoing primary care for the children of the relationship.
The Child Support Agency (CSA), administered by the Federal Government, ensures parents fulfil their legal requirement to contribute towards the financial care of their children via payment of child support. Often it is not necessary for
a party seeking to claim child support to engage legal representation as the Child Support Agency will actively pursue a payee once a child support assessment has been lodged.
However, if you feel you have been unfairly assessed to pay child support and would like to dispute your contributions towards child maintenance, our Family Law team is on hand to provide you with tailored, specific advice on lodging an application to review your assessment with the Child Support Agency.
It is also possible to make arrangements for child maintenance payments outside the supervision of the Child Support Agency. A Binding Child Support Agreement offers parties the flexibility to create an agreement for child support and maintenance that best suits them. However, both parties will need to take independent legal advice on their rights and the effects of the proposed agreement prior to its execution.
With offices situated in Perth, Mandurah and Albany, our family lawyers are able to provide tailored advice to help you achieve the best outcome, no matter where you are in WA. Get in touch with HHG Legal Group today.