child support agency estimator
To check what the assessed child support is likely to be, Google "csa" to find the Child Support Agency website. Then click on "Estimator" and answer the questions about income, ages of children and number of nights the children spend with each parent to get their child support estimate.
There can be a delay of some months before child support is received. A client should not delay in making the required application to the Child Support Agency to calculate what child support is payable. The application is free.
If for some reason the Child Support Assessment is not appropriate, it is possible to apply for a “Departure Order” or variation of that assessment. This is undertaken without lawyers, and initially through the Child Support Agency. If the assessment review is unsuccessful a further review application may be made to the Social Security Appeals Tribunal. Private school fees are not covered by the normal assessment procedure. It is common for parties to come to a private arrangement regarding child support, including school fees, and to have that agreement documented.
There are severe limits to what can be agreed to if the recipient of child support receives a pension. Broadly, if a client receives less than what would otherwise be assessed by the Agency, their Centrelink benefit may be reduced.
This article provides basic information only and is not a substitute for a professional or legal advice . If you are likely to be involved in court proceedings or legal action, you should get advice from a family lawyers. Family lawyers Gold Coast, Family lawyers Toowoomba ,Family lawyers Southport
Disclaimer : This article provides basic information only and is not a substitute for a professional or legal advice. It is prudent to obtain legal advice from a family lawyer.