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Child Support


Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
Melbourne: (03) 9620 2777
Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
Canberra: (02) 6288 1100

Peter Magee

Child support is a payment made by one parent to the other parent or carer for the financial benefit of a child, following separation. Examples of child support payments include, but are not limited to:

  • Periodic monthly sums;
  • Payment of private school fees and extra-curricular activities;
  • A combination of periodic sums and other child-related expenses such as health insurance.

Child support payments can be agreed between parents or can be assessed through the Australian Government's Department of Human Services ("DHS"). Payments can be made between parents or can be collected by DHS. Agreed payments can be formalised by way of either a limited or binding child support agreement.

Child support payments usually end when a child turns 18 years of age, or finishes secondary education, whichever occurs the latest. However, child mainenance can be assessed for adult children who need assistance with tertiary education or have special needs.



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If you have any questions regarding family law, we invite you to telephone Armstrong Legal’s experienced, knowledgeable and approachable Family Lawyers. We look forward to discussing your family law questions with you and can also help you arrange a no obligation initial consultation at our office so that we can meet you in person and discuss your case in greater detail. Our office is conveniently located in Melbourne CBD at Level 13, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC.

Why Choose Armstrong Legal?

Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
Melbourne: (03) 9620 2777
Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
Canberra: (02) 6288 1100

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