Child support payment arrangements are overseen by the Child Support Agency (CSA) - a Federal Government organisation that provides support and assistance to both parents, including calculating, collecting and transferring child support.
The child support formula recognises that by caring for your child you are directly meeting some or all of the costs through care. In particular, the formula puts a financial value on the care you provide to your child, which in turn influences the amount of child support payable. It's not just all about income levels.
Different formulas are applied depending on how often your children are in your care, or your former partner's care (ie: how many days or nights a year) and income levels. It is rarely a simple process.
There are a number of other complex problems associated with this part of family law, such as:
The complexity of these issues means it is beneficial to have an experienced Family Law professional help you navigate through them.
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