LM Family Law Solutions

Child Support Lawyer

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.

What Is Child Support?

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.

How Much Is Child Support?

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.

What Does Child Support Cover?

Child support typically covers:

  • Food and nutrition
  • Housing and utilities
  • Clothing
  • School fees and educational costs
  • Extracurricular activities like sports

What Does A Child Support Lawyer Do?

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:

Legal advice

Document preparation

Mediation & negotiation

Representation in court

Enforcement actions

Paternity issues

We understand that each case is unique and provide tailored solutions to meet your needs.

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Legal Accreditation

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.

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The Child Support Process In Australia

The flow of events in a the child support process looks like this:

The Child Support Process

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.

Child Support Agreements

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.


Recovering Child Support Arrears In Australia

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 For Special Circumstances

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.

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What Our Clients Say

Elizabeth Greenbury
Elizabeth Greenbury
Laura is very knowledgeable in family law. Her fees are reasonable and I am very happy with the result. Thank you Laura!
Phillip G
Phillip G
Very knowledgeable and professional. Laura is a pleasure to work with. Thank you highly recommended.
Annette De La Cruz
Annette De La Cruz
Very professional. Laura's sound advice and technical expertise were second to none.

Why Choose LM Family Law Solutions?

Working with a our child support lawyers will benefit you through this challenging period.

Experts In Child Support​

Experts In Child Support

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.

Child-Centric Approach​

Child-Centric Approach

Children are at the heart of these services. We’re committed to ensuring their well-being and long term provision, in every decision made.

Fair Treatment For Parents​

Fair Treatment For Parents

Every parent deserves respect and fairness. We champion your rights, ensuring you’re treated with the dignity you deserve.

Comprehensive Legal Services​

Comprehensive Legal Services

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.

Personalised Assistance

No two families are the same. We offer tailored advice and support, ensuring a legal solution that fits your unique situation.

A Trusted Name In Brisbane​

A Trusted Name In Brisbane

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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We also offer Zoom / Skype & telephone meetings.
Working Hours

By appointment only

MON – FRI 08:30am – 5:00pm
SAT & SUN Closed

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes legal advice will assist you in navigating the correct child support forms to ensure the right information is before the relevant authority.

Regular assessments and legal checks can ensure you receive or pay the correct amount.

Legal actions can be taken to enforce child support payments. Speak to us today for assistance.