child maintenance

Child maintenance payments – do you know where you stand?

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers June 7, 2013 Law

As most people will be aware, payment of child maintenance is considered to be an absolute obligation on non-resident parents, regardless of the respective finances of the 2 parents. Payment would still be enforced even when, for example, this would mean an unemployed parent paying their multi-millionaire ex-partner. As a result, paying parents who feel […]

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Overview of the controversial Child Support Act 1991

by evolvedlegal July 7, 2012 Family Law

The Child Support Act 1991 enables the assessment and collection of maintenance, or enforced collection of maintenance if need be, that is payable by parents who do not live in the family home and whose children are not under their care. The act was introduced by the government with the aim of eliminating the problem […]

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