Every parent in Australia has an obligation to provide child support for their child or children. When parents separate, we suggest that they contact the Australian Government Department of Human Services (Department of Human Services) to discuss their options in relation to child support.
Child support is always determined on a case by case basis using a complex formula.
There are a number of factors the Department of Human Services takes into account when making an assessment about child support including each party’s income, level of care provided and number of nights each child stays with a parent.
Lavan’s team of Family Law lawyers in Perth are highly experienced in advising clients as to their child support obligations and assisting clients with both simple and complex child support matters.
Our lawyers will represent you if you prefer to enter into a private agreement and depart from a child support assessment. Our family law lawyers can negotiate the terms, formalise a Binding Child Aupport Agreement or Limited Child Support Agreement and lodge the agreement with the Family Court of Western Australia or Department of Human Services and represent you throughout the process.
In more complicated matters, Lavan’s family law lawyers can assist you to prepare and lodge departure applications with the Family Court of Western Australia. We can also assist you if you have been served with a departure application for child support and can prepare your response to objections and/ or negotiate terms of child support on your behalf.
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