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Child Custody Lawyers Toowoomba

When it comes to child custody law there is a fine balance between reaching an agreement that is best suited for the wellbeing of the child, as well as fulfilling the needs of the client in question. That is why it is crucial, when faced with any child custody matters, to consult with a respected and qualified legal expert. 

At ReesLaw we bring more than 38 years of experience to every case we take on, delivering proven and professional legal services that are tailored to suit the specific details of each individual case. 

We understand how trying and difficult this period can be, which is why the client remains the focus of our work for the entirety of the custody dispute. 

To speak with one of the leading child custody lawyers in Toowoomba, clients can contact the ReesLaw offices today.  

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Child Support Lawyers Toowoomba

Child support legislation can be complex and stressful to deal with, especially if you are approaching it without the advice and assistance of an experienced professional. That is why, when they require the services of a trusted Child Support Lawyer, Toowoomba parents look to the staff at ReesLaw.

We walk our clients through the various stages and processes associated with child support legislation, and ensure that they are meeting all requirements and responsibilities that have been laid out.

Trusted Services from The Go-To Child Support Lawyers in Toowoomba

Parents have an obligation to support their children financially until they reach the age of 18, unless they are married or are adopted.

In some cases, because of an order of the court, the obligation to provide financial support can continue after the age of 18 to enable the child to complete higher education or because they are disabled.

A step-parent can also have an obligation to provide financial support if ordered by a court.

Parents are able to negotiate private agreements with each other about the amount of child support that will be paid. These formal agreements must follow strict legal requirements set out in legislation in order to be binding and enforceable. The courts do not recognise informal private agreements which do not follow the legal requirements.

If parents are unable to agree about a private agreement, then child support can be collected through the Child Support Agency which calculates the level of support in accordance with a formula under the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989.  The formula takes into account the following:

  • The incomes of both parents.
  • The amount of time that the child spends with each parent.
  • Whether either parent pays child support for other children.
  • A self-supporting amount which is set aside for each parent to meet their own living expenses; and
  • The age of the child.

The Assessment Act also provides for grounds of review including :

  • The higher costs of a child being educated in a private school.
  • If the child has special needs.
  • Where the costs of spending time with the child are significant; and
  • Where there are difficulties in calculating a parent’s income, for example because they are self-employed.

If you or the children’s circumstances change after an assessment you should promptly notify the Child Support Agency otherwise you could end up either paying too much, or being left with a child support debt.

Contact us today to speak with the sought-after Child Support Lawyers in Toowoomba.

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Child Support Lawyers, There for all Toowoomba clients

The ReesLaw staff are passionate about fighting for the rights of each of our clients, working tirelessly to achieve an outcome that is just and fair, and not simply the easiest option available.

We are always honest and open with our clients, provide clear and direct explanations of their legal position, and the way in which their case is progressing.

For all enquiries regarding our available services, or to book an appointment with our Child Support Lawyers, Toowoomba please call 07 4632 8484.

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