Child Support Lawyer Perth

The law states that both parents have a duty to support their children financially until they reach the age of 18.

The amount payable is governed by the Child Support Assessment Act and administered by Child Support Agency and takes into account ‘care percentage’, ‘cost percentage’ and costs of raising each child. Each family and child’s needs are different so you can apply to CSA to amend the amount payable.

If you would prefer to make a private agreement between yourself and your former spouse, you should seek legal advice to ensure the agreement is binding.

If you wish to obtain an estimate of your child support payments please refer to the Child Support Estimator

There are a number of options available to parties in relation to determining and agreeing Child Support.  Please discuss this with your lawyer to consider the best option for you.

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Our aim is to minimise the fallout of disputes on families – both in the short term, and into the future. Our experienced lawyers have the welfare of children and families front of mind. Paterson & Dowding Lawyers work closely with clients to secure the best outcomes for families in the medium – longer term.

Our pricing is transparent and reasonable; we’re focused on timely solutions and where possible reaching agreement without having to go to Court. Make an appointment with a Paterson & Dowding Family Lawyer today.

Clients tell us that we are not just another Family Law firm. They trust us to deliver the best solution for their unique situation.

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