Where a marriage or de facto relationship has broken down and there are children involved, the law requires that parents contribute to the financial support of their children, irrespective of whether they are living with the child or not.
Where the parents are unable to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement regarding financial support, the Child Support Agency is able to make a determination that requires the party not living with the child to pay financial support. The amount of this support differs from case to case and is determined on a number of factors including family income.
The Child Support Agency is also empowered to enforce the payment of child support.
Clinch Long Letherbarrow can advise you on your rights in the event that a dispute arises regarding the payment of child support.