A written agreement between parents or carers about child support payments. It must be signed by both parents and can only be made if you've had legal advice.
You need to know
An agreement about child support payments where both parties obtain independent legal advice.
Child support and your Family Tax Benefit Part A
Any child support you receive can affect how much Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A you get.
Changes of circumstances that affect your child support
We need to know about changes that could affect your child support.
You must get legal advice before you make a binding child support agreement. This is so you know what you’re responsible for in the agreement.
- decide if you’ll negotiate an agreement with the other parent
- use the Child Support Agreement form or draft your terms with the help of a legal professional
- submit your agreement and any other documents we ask for
- apply either in writing or over the phone to have the agreement accepted
- wait for us to assess your agreement and let you know the results
Paying child support
How to pay child support
There are different ways to make child support payments.
Collecting child support
Choose a collection option
The person who will receive child support can choose how the paying parent pays them.