Child support and maintenance payments

Following the end of a relationship or marriage, child support (or child maintenance) they be paid is an ongoing and periodic payment made by a parent to the financial well-being of the child.

In most cases, child support is paid by a parent or the partner of the parent, but in some cases it may be payable where no relationship with the child has previously existed.

Child support is most often paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent, for the purpose of ensuring financial support for the child. The amount of the payment is determined by various factors including the combined incomes of the parents, the care arrangements and the age of the child.

How we can help

With over 35 years of supporting our clients through child support issues, we can help you with the following and more:

  • Enforcement of child-support debts
  • Changes to child support agreements
  • Creation of child-support agreements
  • Variations to existing agreements
  • Paternity agreements
  • Departure orders
  • Overseas child-support matters


Contact us

If you need advice regarding a new or existing child-support agreement, or if you’re having trouble receiving or making payments child-support, talk to us today about your options.