Limited child support agreement

A formal agreement between parents or carers about child support that doesn’t need independent legal advice.

You need to know

About limited child support agreements

A limited child support agreement is an agreement between parents or carers about child support payments and how they are paid.

Read more about a limited child support agreement

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.

Read more about child support and your FTB Part A

Changes of circumstances that affect your child support

We need to know about changes that could affect your child support.

Read more about how a change of circumstances can affect your child support

Applying

Once you've read about limited child support agreements, the next steps are to:

  • decide if you'll negotiate a limited child support agreement with the other parent
  • use the Child Support Agreement form or draft your terms separately
  • submit your agreement and any supporting documents
  • apply for acceptance of the agreement either in writing or over the phone

Apply

Paying child support

How to pay child support

There are different ways to make child support payments.

Read more about payment methods for child support

Collecting child support

Choose a collection option

The person who will receive child support can choose how the paying parent pays them.

Read more about collection options

Page last updated: 18 April 2018