When a relationship breaks down the welfare and wellbeing of your children is of primary concern. Sometimes, in such emotional circumstances, it is difficult to reach an agreement with your former partner for child support without the assistance of a third party. Stacks family lawyers can help you come to an arrangement so that you receive the financial support you are entitled to, in order to be able to continue to provide for your children.
Under the Child Support (Assessment) Act the primary carer of the child or children can claim for child support from the other parent.
Stacks family lawyers can assist should you require legal advice in reaching an agreement for child support with your former partner. We can help you to negotiate on the amount and type of support payments and draw up an agreement, bypassing the need to involve the Child Support Agency should you wish.
If you cannot reach an agreement with your former partner, you have the option to have the Child Support Agency assist you in determining the amount to be paid through a child support assessment. Should a decision be made about your support payments that does not seem fair, a Stacks family lawyer can help you to prepare documentation for an independent review of the assessment, which involves a hearing.
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