CHILD SUPPORT

 

Does Child Support have to be paid

 

The law says that both parents have a duty to support their child(ren) financially. 

This is the case whether the parents are the birth parents or the adoptive parents. 

The parents of a Child are required by law to financially support their children, whether the Child was planned or not. 

A parent is liable to pay child support if they are:

  • A legal parent of the child; and
  • Either a:
    • Resident of Australia within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act; or


    • Resident in a prescribed overseas jurisdiction.

 

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