Collecting child support Part 5

Version 3.0, Last updated 11 April 2013 2:30pm

Introduction

A payee can choose to collect child support privately or to have it collected by the Registrar.

In this part

The chapters in this part explain the options for private collection by a payee as well as Child Support collection and enforcement of child support payments.

Contents

Child Support collection
This chapter describes when the Registrar will accept an application to collect child support, how the Registrar registers enforceable maintenance liabilities and the effect of registration.
Administrative enforcement
This chapter describes the Registrar's administrative methods of collecting child support. These are actions that the Registrar can take to require payment of child support.
Non-agency payments and offsetting liabilities
This chapter explains when the Registrar can apply amounts paid directly between parents or to a third party in satisfaction of a child support liability and also how the Registrar can offset child support debts between parents and credit lump sum payments.
Court enforcement
This chapter describes the methods available to the Registrar to enforce collection of child support through the courts. The Registrar will generally use the available administrative methods of enforcement before resorting to court action.
Payments to payees
This chapter describes how and when payments of child support are made to payees. This chapter also explains when overpayments can be recovered from payees and when amounts overpaid can be refunded to payers.
Ending and reapplying for Child Support collection
This chapter explains when the Registrar will cease to collect an ongoing child support liability, including arrears of child support payable under that liability. It also explains when the Registrar will accept the payee's application to resume collection.
Non-pursuit of debts
This chapter describes when the Registrar will not take action to collect a child support debt owed by a payer or payee.
Obsolete entries
This chapter describes when the Registrar will not take action to collect a child support debt.