The Child Support Act regulates the payment of child support between separated parents to ensure children are adequately financially provided for.
The child support website at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/separated-parents separated-parents provides an online calculator which you can use to calculate how much child support you should be receiving or paying depending on the number and ages of your children, how much time the children spend with you and your former partner, the parties’ income and other factors.
When there are other additional circumstances to be considered, this formula may not produce a just and fair result. Various other issues can arise, and it is also important to consider whether the payer should be paying ‘non-periodic child support’ in addition to the periodic child support as calculated by the agency.
For advice tailored to your circumstances, contact us and one of our trustworthy and reliable team members will be able to review the child support obligations concerning your children and look at any steps which should be taken.