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Coutts offers expert legal representation for individuals dealing with binding child support agreements. Our dedicated team includes an Accredited Family Law Specialist who is highly experienced in handling the intricacies of Family Law cases. We understand the sensitivity and complexity of Family Law matters, and we are committed to protecting the rights and well-being of our clients with compassion and precision.

Luisa Gaetani

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Binding Child Support Agreements

The breakdown of a relationship is financially hard enough, however when there are children involved, it is imperative that both parents, and in particular the primary carer, have the security of child support to provide support and care to the children.

A Binding Child Support Agreement allows parents to make arrangements that are best suited to them and the needs of their children. This Agreement allows for both periodic and non-periodic child support payments. Periodic payments are equal payments of a predetermined amount that occur regularly. For example, parties may agree that the payee is to receive $200 per week. This payment can be used at the payee’s discretion and can be utilised to pay for groceries, clothing, and any other expenses as they see fit.

Non-periodic payments are ad hoc payments that take into account other significant costs associated with raising children. Non-periodic payments can cover expenses such as medical expenses, school fees, school uniforms, dental expenses and extra-curricular activities. These are usually paid by way of reimbursement once the expense has been incurred.

Binding Child Support Agreements allow the parties flexibility to come to an agreement that best suits their family’s needs.

How can Coutts help?

The Family Law Team at Coutts have extensive experience in negotiating and drafting Binding Child Support Agreement, tailored to cater for the financial needs of your family. It is imperative that you receive legal advice before entering into a Binding Child Support Agreement and our Lawyers are more than happy to assist.

What to Expect with Coutts Lawyers

Step 1: Initial Contact

Reach out to Coutts Lawyers via our website, phone, or in person. Briefly describe your matter.

Step 2: Consultation Appointment

Schedule and attend a meeting with a Coutts lawyer to discuss the specifics of your matter and desired outcomes.

Step 3: Information & Legal Advice

Share all related documents and information. Your lawyer will review everything, clarify aspects as needed, and then advise on the best action course.

Step 4: Action Plan Development

Based on the advice, an appropriate action plan will be formulated. This may involve communication, documentation processes, or further legal steps.

Step 5: Implementation

Execute the action plan, addressing a range of legal scenarios as necessary.

Step 6: Resolution & Closure

Navigate towards a resolution, with the path determined by the nature of the matter. Your Lawyer will outline any final actions or considerations.

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Binding Child Support Agreement FAQ’s

A Binding Child Support Agreement is a legal arrangement between parents that outlines the financial support for the children after a relationship breakdown. Payments under this Agreement can be periodic or non-periodic.

Periodic payments are regular, predetermined amounts.

Non-periodic payments are ad-hoc payments covering significant costs such as medical and school expenses.

Binding Child Support Agreements allows parents the flexibility to establish arrangements that are in the best interest of their children and the family’s unique needs.

Periodic payments are equal, predetermined amounts paid regularly, like weekly, and can be used at the payee’s discretion for various expenses like groceries and clothing.

Non-periodic payments are irregular, ad hoc payments meant to cover significant costs related to raising children, such as medical and school expenses. The non-periodic payment is usually paid by reimbursement after the expense has occurred.

Yes, a Binding Child Support Agreement offers flexibility for parents to reach an agreement that best suits their family’s needs and circumstances. It can be tailored to cater to the specific financial needs of the family and the children involved, allowing for both regular and ad-hoc payments.

It’s crucial to seek legal advice before entering into a Binding Child Support Agreement to ensure that the agreement is fair, reasonable, and in the best interest of the children involved.

If your circumstances change, you cannot just change the agreement. Instead, you will need to do one of the following:

  • Enter into a new agreement,
  • End the agreement with both parents providing written confirmation; or
  • The Court setting aside the agreement.

It is important that you obtain legal advice if your circumstances change, and you have an existing Binding Child Support Agreement.

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