Cavanagh Gillies Family Lawyers

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CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS

Who we help

We act for parents who are seeking or liable to make child support payments, non-parent carers seeking child support payments, payers who deny they are a child’s parent and adult children who require financial support from one or both of their parents.

How we help

Where you and another party agree about child support payments, we can:

  • Advise regarding the terms of a child support agreement;
  • Negotiate on your behalf in relation to the wording of a child support agreement;
  • Draft consent orders or a child support agreement documenting the agreement.

Where there is a dispute about child support payments, we can:

  • Advise you on the law which applies to child support payments;
  • Advise your options for resolving the dispute;
  • Provide you with advice to enable you to negotiate a child support agreement with the other party;
  • Negotiate with the other party on your behalf;
  • Assist you to prepare for family dispute resolution or mediation;
  • Represent you at family dispute resolution or mediation;
  • Advise and assist you in relation to your dealings with the Department of Human Services (CSA) including objecting to CSA decisions;
  • Advise you in relation to an application to change a child support assessment (by you or the other party);
  • Draft an application to change a child support assessment on your behalf;
  • Represent you at a CSA hearing in relation to an application to change a child support assessment (if permitted by the CSA);
  • Advise you in relation to making or responding to an appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT);
  • Assist you to make or respond to an appeal to the AAT;
  • Represent you at an AAT appeal hearing (if permitted by the AAT);
  • Advise you about making or responding to an application or appeal to a Court;
  • Assist you to represent yourself in making or responding to a court application or an appeal;
  • Act for you in making or responding to a court application or an appeal.

Our experience with child support payments

We have experience with child support cases involving a wide variety of issues, such as:

Changes to care arrangements Disabled adult children Discharging orders
Disputed paternity Lump sum payments Payments in lieu
Private school fees Recovering unpaid support Self-employed payers
Setting aside an agreement Special needs children Staying child support
Substantial accrued arrears Support for tertiary education Varying maintenance orders
Read our article about child support agreements
Request a call from a Family Law Accredited Specialist

Cavanagh Gillies Family Lawyers

CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS

Who we help

We act for parents who are seeking or liable to make child support payments, non-parent carers seeking child support payments, payers who deny they are a child’s parent and adult children who require financial support from one or both of their parents.

How we help

Where you and another party agree about child support payments, we can:

  • Advise regarding the terms of a child support agreement;
  • Negotiate on your behalf in relation to the wording of a child support agreement;
  • Draft consent orders or a child support agreement documenting the agreement.

Where there is a dispute about child support payments, we can:

  • Advise you on the law which applies to child support payments;
  • Advise your options for resolving the dispute;
  • Provide you with advice to enable you to negotiate a child support agreement with the other party;
  • Negotiate with the other party on your behalf;
  • Assist you to prepare for family dispute resolution or mediation;
  • Represent you at family dispute resolution or mediation;
  • Advise and assist you in relation to your dealings with the Department of Human Services (CSA) including objecting to CSA decisions;
  • Advise you in relation to an application to change a child support assessment (by you or the other party);
  • Draft an application to change a child support assessment on your behalf;
  • Represent you at a CSA hearing in relation to an application to change a child support assessment (if permitted by the CSA);
  • Advise you in relation to making or responding to an appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT);
  • Assist you to make or respond to an appeal to the AAT;
  • Represent you at an AAT appeal hearing (if permitted by the AAT);
  • Advise you about making or responding to an application or appeal to a Court;
  • Assist you to represent yourself in making or responding to a court application or an appeal;
  • Act for you in making or responding to a court application or an appeal.

Our experience with child support payments

We have experience with child support cases involving a wide variety of issues, such as:

  • Changes to care arrangements
  • Disabled adult children
  • Discharging orders
  • Disputed paternity
  • Lump sum payments
  • Payments in lieu
  • Private school fees
  • Recovering unpaid support
  • Self-employed payers
  • Setting aside an agreement
  • Special needs children
  • Staying child support
  • Substantial accrued arrears
  • Support for tertiary education
  • Varying maintenance orders
Read our article about child support agreements
Request a call from a Family Law Accredited Specialist