Get the legal expertise and support you need from a Brisbane child support lawyer. LM Family Law Solutions can guide you through the legalities of applying for child support, the agreements, arrears, and special circumstance.
Child support is essential in safeguarding a child’s well-being following the separation of their parents. This legal requirement in Australia, ensures both parents shoulder the financial responsibilities of raising their child. This obligation kicks in when parents separate or divorce, making sure kids get the adequate financial backing they need from both sides.
The amount one might need to pay or receive isn’t randomly decided; it’s based on factors like both parents’ incomes, how much time the child spends with each parent, who has child custody, and the child’s age. Different ages can mean different financial needs. And to get the numbers right, accurate financial information is a must. Our team of family law lawyers can help you by making sure every detail is considered for a fair child support assessment.
Child support typically covers:
A Brisbane child support lawyers will guide you through the legal intricacies of supporting your child to ensure a fair and legal outcome for you and your children. Our services include:
Mediation & negotiation
Representation in court
We understand that each case is unique and provide tailored solutions to meet your needs.
Laura Muccitelli holds a Masters of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in family law and is also a registered member of the family law section of the Law Council of Australia.
The flow of events in a the child support process looks like this:
The process starts when a parent, guardian or non-parent carer applies for child support via Child Support Services Australia. They will assess the application, calculate how much child support is to be paid by both parties, and then issue them both with an Assessment Notice outlining the terms of the child support arrangement. Payment arrangements can be made between the parties themselves.
When it comes to child support there are a few avenues and agreements that parents can choose from:
Child support agreement: Both parties can agree between themselves on an amount, which, once documented, is registered with the relevant authorities.
Child support assessment: An official assessment can be done by Child Support Services Australia, based on financial statements and other available information.
If a parent defaults on child support payments, there are mechanisms to recover the owed amount. Penalties may apply, and in some cases, legal action might be necessary. Our team can guide you through the recovery process, ensuring that your child’s rights are protected.
Child support isn’t always straightforward, especially when unique situations come into play.
For instance, the standard guidelines might extend for children over 18, especially if they’re diving into higher education or have specific needs that require continued financial support.
It’s essential to recognize these special circumstances and approach them with the care and attention they deserve.
Working with a our child support lawyers will benefit you through this challenging period.
With more than 20 years of experience as a child support lawyer in Brisbane, we understand the ins and outs and can ensure that you get a fair and just outcome.
Children are at the heart of these services. We’re committed to ensuring their well-being and long term provision, in every decision made.
Every parent deserves respect and fairness. We champion your rights, ensuring you’re treated with the dignity you deserve.
With us you have a family lawyer who can walk you through the entire process, from the intricacies of divorce proceedings to guiding you through child support.
No two families are the same. We offer tailored advice and support, ensuring a legal solution that fits your unique situation.
Rooted in Brisbane, we’ve built a reputation as reliable and dedicated child support lawyers, always ready to serve our community.
If you are seeking expert legal advice, contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.
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Yes legal advice will assist you in navigating the correct child support forms to ensure the right information is before the relevant authority.