Child Support

Lawyers with expertise in Child Support

If you separate from your spouse and have children, it is likely that one of you will have to pay child support to the other. Every parent has a legal duty to financially support their children, irrespective of the state of the relationship of the parents. Deciding how much you pay and the collection of the money is usually the job of the Child Support Agency (CSA). Child support is in place to protect the child’s right to a fair and balanced lifestyle. It’s important to remember that the goal of child support is to provide children with a similar level of financial support that they would have had if their parents were still together. At Calley Rajah Family Lawyers we provide advice and support in the case of any issues and agreements that need to be addressed regarding your child support.

Understanding Child Support

Child Support is not an easy avenue to take for either party, and can be filled with little nuances and unclear legalities. Our team at Calley Rajah specialise in family law, and this has allowed us to become some of the best lawyers in Melbourne in cases surrounding child support.

All monetary decisions, including amount paid and frequency of payment, is not decided by any lawyers. This is decided by the Child Support Agency, based on various factors depending on how much time you spend with your child, as well as the income of both parents. Parents who have an agreed upon shared care arrangement may find that minimal or no child support is owed. While most parents use the CSA to resolve their child support issues, it is possible to enter into a variety of private child support agreements. The team at Calley Rajah Family Lawyers can help you with advice about child support issues and prepare child support agreements tailored to your needs.

How our lawyers can help

Our team at Calley Rajah Family Lawyers are the top advisors for Brighton and Mordialloc family matters. Looking through all elements surrounding each individual case, we work to deliver the best possible outcome for our clients. To find out more about how we can help you, call us on (03) 9781 4222.