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Families and Children 

Child Support is financial support designed to assist 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 by the income of each parent and the living arrangements of the child. The 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 Brisbane 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, 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 by:

  • Providing thorough counsel on child support options, including the possibility of establishing private child support agreements, in either limited or binding agreements.
  • We can assist you 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.
  • We execute the process of obtaining court orders for lump-sum child support payments. 
  • We offer guidance and assistance in the process of retrieving unpaid child support, including overseas recovery efforts if needed. 
  • We provide specialist guidance on how to set up a child maintenance trust and optimise it’s potential to meet child support obligations in a tax-efficient manner.

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.

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