Parents with 2 or more child support assessments

We work out how much child support you pay or receive if you have 2 or more families from past relationships.

Your child support income is:

We then use this amount as part of the formula to calculate your child support assessment.

Multi case allowance

We work this out based on:

  • each child’s age, and
  • how much it would cost if all your children lived with you

Multi case cap

This is a limit on the amount of child support a paying parent can pay. We cap the amount of child support a parent pays so it won’t cost more than if all your children live with you.

We work out the multi case cap and child support assessment for each child. If your assessment is higher than the multi case cap, you won’t pay more than the multi case cap.

Page last updated: 18 October 2017