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Child Support

Child Support is the financial support paid by separated parents towards the daily cost of maintaining their children.

Both parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children.

Areas of Practice

The Child Support Service at Southern Community Justice Centre provides specialist casework, court representation and advice in a broad range of matters including:

Applications to Change the Child Support Assessment
Child Support Agreements
Court Orders, including Orders for lump sum child support payments
Negotiations
Parentage [DNA] Testing
Problems with the Child Support Agency
Adult Maintenance for children over 18 years of age
Problems with Centrelink as a result of child support issues