Who is liable to pay Child Support?

Who is liable to pay child support - Resolve Conflict Family Lawyers

A parent is liable to pay child support if they are:

  • A legal parent of the child; and
  • Either a:

> Resident of Australia within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act; or

> Resident in a prescribed overseas jurisdiction.


The law says that both parents have a duty to support their child(ren) financially.

This is the case whether the parents are the birth parents or the adoptive parents.

The parents of a Child are required by law to financially support their children:

  • Whether or no they spend any time with their child;
  • Whether the Child was planned or not.


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