Parents have a responsibility to contribute to the child support costs of looking after their children.
The Child Support Agency (the CSA) is responsible for determining the amount and distribution of child support from one parent to another. The system and formulas for child support are complicated and based not only on what each parent earns but on how much time is spent with the children.
You can make a private agreement to replace the CSA amount, or to have it paid by providing specific support such as school fees or medical expenses, rather than cash.
We can assist with the preparation of CSA and provide general advice about your child support liabilities and entitlements. However, only the liable and entitled parties can deal directly with the Child Support Agency (unless you authorise us to do this on your behalf).
For further information about child support, you can visit the CSA website at www.csa.gov.au.