What is the most important information I need about Child Support?
No matter the state of your relationship between yourself and your ex-partner, your children need financial support. They deserve to be provided with all the things that they need so that they can get the very best out of life. At some point after your separation, you are going to need to deal with the issue of Child Support.
Child Support can be an overwhelming and frustrating experience for anyone trying to navigate how payments are calculated and the options for payment/collection. Although the Child Support formula can be quite rigid and complex, sorting out what you and your ex-partner are going to do regarding Child Support does not have to be.
Depending on the quality of your working relationship with your ex-partner, this may influence the path you take regarding Child Support. Registering with the Child Support Agency can often upset all the positive progress that you have made since separation to co-parent your children. At the end of the day, arrangements need to be made for Child Support, therefore it’s best to approach it as open minded as possible with all the information that you will need to make the best decision for you and your family.
We consider Child Support to be part in parcel of helping families move forward from their separation. You are already going through the challenging experience of unravelling your lives together and planning for your children’s future. It is often better for you to add one more item to the table and be proactive in sorting Child Support out, rather than letting it cause a rift between you down the track.
Discuss your options regarding Child Support with us today and start working on a long-term resolution, rather than a quick fix ‘band aid’ that will only make things worse for you and your family.