Family breakdowns are a difficult time for children for obvious reasons. When divorce proceedings are commenced, there are several factors that need to be taken into account to ensure decisions are made in the child’s best interests. When parents separate, proper arrangements need to be made for the ongoing financial, physical and emotional support of their children. Arrangements also need to be made if a parent is no longer able to physically or financially support their children.
The financial obligations of parents to provide for their children are governed by the Child Support Scheme. Child Support is payable for all children living in Australia (up to 18 years of age), whose parents have separated, whether or not they were married to each other. Austere Legal is able to provide succinct and measured advice with respect to child support obligations, and to help you establish a private Child Support Agreement, or to assist you when contact is made with the Child Support Agency.