Child Support

Mental Health Assessment and Support in the Family Court

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate

Posted on 15/09/2023, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

  Having a mental health condition can often lead to the breakdown of a marital or de facto relationship, and the consequences of separation for such reasons can prove even more difficult to address where children are involved.  The primary issue usually revolves around the concerned parent not being present to ensure a child is … Continue reading “Mental Health Assessment and Support in the Family Court”

Child Support Arrangements & Agreements

Rachael King

Posted on 18/07/2019, Last Updated on 28/11/2019

What is Child Support and what does it cover? All parents have a responsibility to adequately and properly financially support their child/ren until they attain the age of 18 years. Both the Family Court and government agencies consider such expenses to include housing, food, clothing and costs related to their child/ren’s education. These are the … Continue reading “Child Support Arrangements & Agreements”

Parenting Plans vs Consent Orders: What’s the difference?

Caley Kim
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 12/07/2019, Last Updated on 28/11/2019

What is a parenting plan? A Parenting Plan is a written agreement which covers parenting arrangements for children but is not formally approved by the Court. It is a more informal way of having arrangements in place for your children than Consent Orders, as the parties do not have to make a formal application to … Continue reading “Parenting Plans vs Consent Orders: What’s the difference?”

Take Control of Child Support

Ross Dunlop

Posted on 05/01/2018, Last Updated on 28/11/2019

Child support can be defined as: ongoing financial assistance made by one parent to the other to assist with the costs of raising the children of the former relationship. Parties will often rely upon the Child Support Agency to make “administrative assessment” of the parties’ incomes in order to determine the precise sum payable. In … Continue reading “Take Control of Child Support”