Navigating Child Support Laws
If you’re looking to get custody of a child, you’ll need to decide how you want to share parenting with your former partner. If you’ve been unable to come to a conclusion with your former partner, then get in contact with the dispute resolution services team at Velos & Velos Lawyers. We’ll strive to help you understand the complex area of custody law and find the option that is best for you and your child or children.
How to Get Child Support Help: Child Support Assessments
Once you have reached a joint or sole custody agreement, you need to talk to your lawyers about a child support assessment. A child support assessment will aid you and your former partner in determining how much child support is required by the primary caregiver.
A child support agreement can be either a limited child support agreement, which grants both parents flexibility in managing their child support (these agreements are usually made when the parents are on good terms), or a binding child support agreement. Binding child support agreements are a specific and legally binding custody agreements that cannot be changed without a court order. It’s possible to create a limited child support agreement without professional legal assistance, but it’s essential to have legal advice when creating a binding child support agreement.
Child Support Agreements in Special Circumstances
If your family is in special circumstances, such as having a child who is over 18 but is physically or mentally disabled, there may be different laws which apply. Our experts at Velos & Velos Lawyers are able to assist you with the complexities of such a situation.
Deciding on the custody of your children will never be a simple matter, but working with the experienced legal team at Velos & Velos Affordable Family Lawyers Melbourne can pave the way to as smooth and painless a processes as is possible, for the children and parents alike.