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Child Support and Family Law

Child Support is financial support designed to assist separated or divorced parents in meeting the expenses involved with their children’s daily care. The parent who pays child support is known as the ‘payer parent,’ while the recipient is known as the ‘payee parent/carer.’


The amount of Child Support is determined through a number of factors including the income of each parent and the living arrangements of the child. The Australian Department of Human Services oversees child support payments.


Child Support is a crucial pillar of family law that protects the financial well-being of children after a divorce or separation. At Simonidis Steel Lawyers we understand the need for equitable child support agreements. Our skilled Child Support Lawyers expertly navigate the difficult legal environment, advocating for fair contributions that fulfil the children’s needs while respecting each parent’s financial capacity. Based on a client-centric attitude, we actively pursue amicable outcomes through negotiation and if and when necessary, legal proceedings. Our commitment is to protect the children’s best interests, preserving their right to financial security in the aftermath of familial transitions.


Our team of experienced Brisbane Child Support Lawyers at Simonidis Steel can help you in matters of Child Support such as the following:


  • Counsel on child support options, including the possibility of establishing private child support agreements, in either limited or binding agreements.
  • Assistance in altering Department-assessed child support payments to better match your personal circumstances, which may include provisions for expenses such as private school fees or other related costs.
  • Assistance in obtaining court orders for lump-sum child support payments.
  • Guidance and assisted support in the process of retrieving unpaid child support, including overseas recovery efforts if needed.
  • Specialist guidance on how to set up a child maintenance trust and optimise its potential to meet child support obligations in a tax-efficient manner.

Do you need to speak with a child support lawyer?

If any of the above has raised any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Simonidis Steel Lawyers to assist you in negotiating and developing suitable private child support agreements. If your case cannot be resolved through negotiation, we can also assist you in the objection process and/or through the Court to seek an amendment to your Child Support agreement.

Contact our Brisbane Family lawyers if you require any specific advice on your current situation. Our team will be more than happy to assist with any questions you may have.


Get in touch with us

Please call our office on (07) 3229 3339 to make an appointment with one of our team.