When they are searching for a leading team of child support lawyers, Melbourne clients know to trust the professional service, decades of experience and honest approach of Aitken Partners.
We are a leading local law firm, with close to 100 years of litigation experience. We’ve helped clients from across Melbourne and Victoria find an agreeable and efficient resolution to their child support and custody disputes, working to ensure all proceedings and mediations are handled in a productive and respectful manner.
Child support is a payment from one parent to the other to assist in the day to day care of the children.
Parties can either seek payment of child support through the Child Support Assessment Scheme or attempt to reach agreement by way of private negotiations.
The Child Support Assessment Scheme applies to children whose parents separated on or after 1 October 1989 or where a child is born after that date. The Child Support Agency applies an administrative formula in calculating the appropriate level of support payable by one party to the other.
In broad terms, the formula takes into account the number of children and the age of the children in your family, the number of nights the children spend in your respective care, whether there are any other children who require your financial assistance, and the taxable income of yourself and your partner. The costs are then shared between the parents in proportion to each parent’s contribution to their combined income.
Private Agreements for child support are usually reserved for parties with a significant income. As part of any private agreement, child support can include a periodic sum, paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly; Private School fees and associated expenses; Private health insurance and medical expenses; and extracurricular expenses for children including their sporting and other activities.
Our specialised legal team can advise you as to your liability to pay, or entitlement to receive child support, and can also assist you in reaching agreement on such issues and draft any associated private agreements on child support matters.
The Aitken Partners staff works closely with you, taking the time to understand the personal, professional and emotional circumstances of each of our clients. When they work with our compassionate team of child support lawyers, Melbourne clients can be sure that their case is in good hands.
At Aitken Partners we understand that child support and custody matters can be a complex, lengthy and stressful for all parties concerned. With the help of our child custody lawyers Melbourne clients can receive not only professional legal assistance and representation, but a consistent and compassionate base of support to help them through every step of the process.
By working with our professional and qualified team you will be ensuring that your case is given the best chance of success. Our lawyers and family law solicitors will be able to steer your case around the dense language of child support and custody law.
We are always open and honest with our clients, never keeping information from them simply so they can view their legal standing in a more positive light. We will tell you what the facts and possible outcomes of your case are early in the conversation. This method of direct and transparent communication has allowed us to develop deep and lasting relationships with clients from across the country.
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To learn more about working with Aitken Partners’ team of child custody lawyers, Melbourne residents can call +61 3 8600 6000 today.