If you’re going through a separation or divorce and have children, it’s important to understand how Child Support works in Australia. In this informative video, Partner of the firm, Reece Ramsden explains the fundamentals of Child Support and how it works to ensure that both parents provide financial support for their children after separation or divorce.

The primary objective of Child Support is to ensure that children receive adequate financial support for their day-to-day maintenance, expenses, housing, education, and activities. Parents can agree on how to financially support their child informally or through a private agreement, such as a Limited Child Support Agreement or a Binding Child Support Agreement. However, if parents cannot reach an agreement on their child’s maintenance, the Child Support Registrar, also known as the ‘Child Support Agency,’ will assess the child support.

Reece Ramsden goes on to explain that the Child Support assessment is an administrative process separate from parenting proceedings in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. Under the Child Support Assessment Act, any parent or non-parent carer of a child, including biological, adoptive, or a parent of a child born through artificial conception procedures such as IVF, may apply for an administrative assessment of Child Support to be paid by a parent for their child.

This video is essential viewing for anyone going through a separation or divorce with children, as it provides a clear understanding of how Child Support works in Australia. With Reece Ramsden’s expert guidance, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the Child Support process and ensure that your children receive the financial support they need. So, whether you’re a parent, a non-parent carer, or simply interested in learning more about Child Support, this video is a must-watch.

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