A maintenance responsibility for children, whether initiated by an interview agreement or a formal assessment, may be waived by an maintenance agreement providing for the end of a responsibility from a given day. The end date can be explicit or implicit. The Department of Social Services (DSS) is responsible for the management of child welfare legislation and works to develop and improve the child support policy to enable more effective implementation of the programme. Caxton Community Legal Centre – provides specialist legal advice for child welfare for custody and responsible parents (for a fee) and provides a self-help kit for applying for adult support in court. The Family Allowance Programme (the Programme) aims to ensure that children of separated parents receive adequate financial support. If you and the other parent agree on how to financially support your child, you can enter into a legally enforceable child welfare agreement. Child maintenance agreements set out in writing the amount, frequency and nature of child support. Family allowance agreements ensure that the child receives adequate financial assistance from his or her parents. Where a maintenance contract provides that family allowances are paid by or to one or the other of their parents or to two or more parties to an agreement, for example. B between parents and a non-parental guardian(s), the registrant has the authority to treat them as if it contains separate agreements entered into by each of the parties concerning the child or children, depending on the circumstances of the case (CSA Act Section 87(2)). The decision to treat the document in such a way that it will contain two separate agreements depends on the facts of the case and the document that will be submitted to the Registrar. Example: a child assistance agreement defines the addition for 3 children Xanthia, Max and Damien. The total amount for the 3 children is $300 per month.
The deal no longer refers to Max and $100 per month per child is still to be paid when it comes to Xanthia and Damien. Therefore, the total amount for the remaining children is $200 per month. A child support agreement may contain information in the form of recitals. Recitals are generally statements setting out the facts and context of the agreement and often contain a statement indicating the intention of the parties. Recitals are often useful for the interpretation of the agreement when the clauses and words used in the operational clauses are ambiguous. Although recitals are not part of the operational clauses of an agreement, the agreement may stipulate that they must be part of the agreement. A person may continue to receive family allowances if he or the other parent lives in another country. Australia works under a number of international agreements on family allowances and has cooperation agreements with a number of Commonwealth and European jurisdictions known as “mutual jurisdictions”.
The ultimate goal is to provide services that improve the quality of life of separated families by providing non-legal parents with the opportunity to participate in the growth and development of their children. Child Support serves children and families who need help, with financial, medical and emotional support. . . .