What is Child Support and am I Eligible?

March 22, 2016 – at 10:06 am – by Bodekers Family Lawyers

Child support in family law requires one parent to provide financial assistance to the other parent, for the costs involved in caring for a child.

The child support assessment formula weighs up the costs of the child against the contributions of each parent, relevant to their income.

For example, parent ‘A’ provides eighty percent of the total household income, and thirty percent of the total care of the child. Parent ‘B’ provides only twenty percent of the total household income, but seventy percent of the total care of the child. In this scenario, Parent ‘B’ may be eligible to receive child support from parent ‘A’.

If you would like to know more regarding your possible entitlements to child support, you may seek legal advice from one of our experienced family law solicitors. We invite you to discuss your particular situation with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who is very experienced in this area.

Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email, fax or similar, outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be read on a complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment.

Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek specific family law advice. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice regarding child support.

Email our Legal Practitioner Director Shannon Bodeker at info@bodekers.com.au now for your complimentary pre-read and your first appointment at a reduced rate.