Child Support Agreement: Child support is governed by the legislative instruments of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 and the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989.
Separating from a partner or spouse either through a divorce or the end of a de facto relationship is often the most difficult and emotional process a person can go through. This is especially true when young children are involved.
The Commonwealth Child Support Laws are designed to ensure the interests and wellbeing of children are satisfied, by balancing the parenting arrangements of the parties and the capacity of each party to support the child. As many situations are unique, determining the appropriate option for your situation often requires legal expertise and advice.