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Do you pay or receive child support?

If your children spend most of their time with you, you are likely to be entitled to child support payments. The amount of child support payable varies according to your specific circumstances and is decided upon and monitored by the Child Support Agency. The amount of child support is worked out based on things such as the income of both parties, the cost of the care of the children and the percentage of time the child spends with you.

Our team of child support lawyers in Sydney will provide quality legal services such as practical advice, and the know-how, to guide you through every step of the legal process in straightforward or complex children’s law matters.

How can I work out what child support I’m entitled to?

There is an online child support calculator provided by the Child Support Agency which can help you estimate both your child support and family assistance payments. This is an estimation only though, as the calculation is quite complex and tailored to your situation. You might also benefit from reading the Parent’s Guide to Child Support.

Can I overturn a decision made by the Child Support Agency if it’s not fair?

Yes, you may be able to. You have the right to object to the decision within 28 days and then an internal review of the decision will take place within 60 days of the objection being filed. You can also continue to appeal if the original decision was upheld by applying for a review through the Social Security Appeals Tribun

What if my ex-partner doesn’t pay?

The Child Support Agency has the power to investigate and enforce payment which includes the power to collect the payment from employers, the tax office and social security. It also has the power to stop people from leaving the country while there are outstanding payments. We can help Child support issued can be sensitive and difficult to work through, but our child support lawyers in Sydney can help you find your way through the process and the legislation.

Specialist Sydney Child Support Lawyers

Harbourside Legal Services family law solicitors can provide assistance for a range of matters relating to family law and de facto relationships, including:

Marriage, De Facto and Divorce Law

Upon lodging your application for divorce, the court will advise you and your ex-partner of the date of the hearing, usually to be held within two to three months. Please note that the hearing is not a long process and you may not even be required to attend. Providing the court grants the divorce, it becomes final one month and one day after the date of the hearing.

Supporting you every step of the way

The Harbourside Legal Services team of separation and divorce lawyers has solid experience in a range of matters relating to the dissolution of marriages and de facto relationships, including:

  • Prenuptial agreements (prenups)
  • Divorce in Australia including preparing and serving divorce papers
  • Legal separation issues
  • Annulment of marriages
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Property settlements
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Domestic and family violence and apprehended violence orders (AVOs)
  • Family Mediation Legal aid for family law matters
  • Legal representation at Family Court

Children’s issues

  • Child support enforcement of payments
  • Parenting plans for child custody visitation
  • Parental rights, father’s rights and grandparent’s rights
  • Guardianship of children Adoption Children’s Court

To learn how our child support lawyers in Sydney can support you, contact Harbourside Legal today. Send us your enquiry through our contact form or via email at [email protected]. You can also call our Sydney CBD office on 02 9955 6692.

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