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Changes to the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989

by On 1 July 2018, amendments to the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 came into effect which may have a significant impact on current and future Binding Child Support Agreements. Why do the changes matter? On 9 May 2018, the Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Bill 2018 was passed into law and amendments were made to the
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Have you seen our snail ad?

by You may have seen our snail ad around town recently. If you did we hope you had a chuckle. If however, you feel like the snail with no shell why don’t you consider coming in to see one of our family lawyers for advice about your property entitlements? Our initial consultation gives you the time and opportunity to feel comfortable
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Adult Child Maintenance: Financial Support for children over 18

Adult Child Maintenance: Financial Support for children over 18

by The Child Support Agency deals only with the financial support of children under the age of 18 save where the child has turned 18 in which case it can continue until the last day of the high school year in which the child turns 18. So what if your child embarks on further study? Do parents have an obligation to
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Child Support and Child Maintenance:  What happens when a parent moves overseas?

Child Support and Child Maintenance: What happens when a parent moves overseas?

by Collecting Child Support Parents who are separated may apply to the Department of Human Services (“Child Support Agency”) for a child support assessment, so that the child support payable in respect of their child(ren) can be determined. If requested, the Child Support Agency will collect periodic child support payments on behalf of the parents. The Child Support Agency will collect
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Do biological parents have the upper hand in a same sex parenting dispute?

Do biological parents have the upper hand in a same sex parenting dispute?

by In short the answer is no.  The family Court has stated on a number of occasions that there is no presumption in favour of a biological parent. Most children born to (and adopted by) same-sex couples are now legally recognised as the children of both same-sex parents when it comes to family law and child support. This includes: - Children
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