Family Law - Child Support Information

Get the right legal advice for Family Law & Child Support in Penrith & Wollongong

Our experienced Family Law team can give you all the help and information you need regarding child support matters in Australia and in particular NSW.

With the right child support information we can create a child support agreement together for you that will put your mind at ease and take care of your family at the same time.  The Australian legal system puts the care and best interests of the children first and foremost in all their considerations.

At the time of a divorce or relationship break down both parents are expected to continue to financially support their children from that relationship. 

In most instances the legal obligation to financially support a child following separation is governed through the Australian Child Support Agency. Once contacted, they carry out a formal assessment of your case.  The assessment sets the minimum amount that the non carer parent is required to pay.

Separating couples may also agree for the non carer parent to provide additional financial support including, for  example towards payment of school fees, healthcare and sporting activities. 

To estimate how much you will have to pay or that you will receive in child support you can use the CSA Online child support calculator here.

It is important to contact us to discuss arrangements as soon as possible.  There are many aspects to take care of when separating and divorcing, including property settlement, child support, financial arrangements, living arrangements and custody.

 

 Resources For Separating Families

We have gathered several publications to support people just like you going through separation.  Articles on raising children during separation, handling teenagers, finances and budgeting and the parents guide to child support.

 Separating Parents & Tough Times

 

The Parent's Guide to Child Support

 Me, My Kids & My Ex

Me and my Money

7 Biggest Mistakes Divorcing Parents Make 

When Your Children Need Help

Here is a great resource for families experiencing separation and may need help for their children. You can watch videos for both children and adults, find out more information about your legal rights as a child, parent or grandparent and where to get legal help. Whats Best For Kids.

 

To help with your Child Support arrangements, you can estimate your Family Assistance payments through this handy CSA Online Family Assistance calculator.

To help with your Child Support arrangements, you can estimate your Family Assistance payments through this handy CSA Online Family Assistance calculator.

To help with your Child Support arrangements, you can estimate your Child Support Paments through this handy CSA Online Child Support Calculator. 

To help with your Child Support arrangements, you can estimate your Child Support Paments through this handy CSA Online Child Support Calculator. 


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Learn more about Child Support with our useful Articles, Resources and our Frequently Asked Questions section.