Child Support Lawyers Perth

Child Support Lawyers Perth from Klimek & Co Lawyers

By: Klimek & Co Lawyers  18-Jun-2015
Keywords: Family Lawyers

Child Support Lawyers Perth In most cases, the issue of child support in Perth will be determined by the Child Support Agency (CSA) upon a party lodging an application. The CSA administratively determines the amount of child support payable by way of a formula. This formula takes into account: The income of the parents The percentage care of each parent of the child The costs of the child Applications to change the administrative assessment of child support are also managed by the CSA. After the internal review process of the CSA is exhausted, disputes as to administrative assessments of child support will generally be heard by the Social Security Appeals Tribunal. Time limits apply for which action can be taken through this process. In some circumstances, child support matters can be determined by the Family Court. Otherwise, the Family Court operates as an appellant jusrisdiction for the Social Security Appeals Tribunal with respect to child support matters. Parties can however also enter a Child Support Agreement which allow more flexibility with matters including: Amount of payments Frequency of payments Whether payments are made directly towards expenses that benefit the child From 1 July 2008, there are two types of Child Support Agreements – Limited Child Support Agreements and Binding Child Support Agreements. Limited Child Support Agreements: Can be made without legal advice Must be signed and in writing Can only be made in relation to a child in respect of whom an application for administrative assessment could be made Can only be made between an eligible carer and a parent of the child and resident in Australia on the date that the agreement is entered into Has no effect until it is accepted by the Registrar of the CSA Must be no less than the amount of child support that would otherwise be payable under the formula Has a statutory sunset clause of three years after which either party can terminate them

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