Navigating and understanding the processes of the Child Support Agency and the subsequent decisions that they make can be confusing and overwhelming. We cannot stress enough, the significance of having an experienced lawyer on your side with respect to any dealings with the Child Support Agency.
It can be difficult to understand even the basics, such as the differences of and distinguishing between “income received” and the “true financial benefit” received by parties. Even the process for calculating “assessable income” for a Child Support Application is problematic for many.
Forge Legal Director, Tracey McMillan, is one of only a handful of Child Support experts in Australia, who has years of experience with the Child Support Liable Parent Section of Legal Aid Queensland. Using this knowledge and experience, Forge Legal is best placed to assist you to not only understand the processes of the Child Support Agency, but also strategically navigate the many facets of the Agency. Even after a matter has been resolved, we can provide counsel as to the reasoning of decisions made and whether there are options for re-visiting a matter, or perhaps overturning a decision.
Being lead from the front, the Forge Legal team has experience to prepare, negotiate, represent in Court and provide advice about the following types of child support matters:
- Departure Applications;
- Departure Prohibition Orders;
- Stay Orders;
- Change of Assessment Applications;
- Overseas Child support Applications;
- Adult Child Maintenance Orders;
- Step Parenting Maintenance Orders;
- Child Support Objections; and
- Private Child Support Arrangements, including:
- Limited Child Support Agreements; and
- Binding Child Support Agreements.
No matter the child support difficulty you face, you can have confidence that Forge Legal will provide you with accurate advice and has the experience required to confidently lead you through the process.