Child Support and De Facto Couples

Child Support

Child Support and de facto relationshipsUnder the Child Support (Assessment) Act the primary care giver of children from a de facto relationship can make a claim for child support from the other parent. The Child Support Agency is responsible for administering your child support arrangements, and assessing the amount of support which should be provided. The decision is based on each parent's income, the number of children and their living arrangements.

It is possible to enter into a private child support agreement with your former de facto spouse, without having to go through the Child Support Agency. This article explores the Child Support process and related issues.

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