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Overseas child support matters

 

Due to various treaties Australia has entered into, the Child Support Agency has considerable responsibilities in the fields of collecting child support from Australians on behalf of payees who are overseas and also collecting on behalf of Australian payees from payers who are overseas.

This is a complex field, but, essentially, the Child Support Agency can:

  • make and continue a child support assessment where the payer is overseas in a reciprocating jurisdiction
  • accept an application for assessment from a payee or payer overseas when transmitted through the overseas Central Authority
  • accept an application for assessment from an overseas Central Authority applying on behalf of a payee in a reciprocating jurisdiction
  • accept an application for assessment made directly by the payer who is a resident of a reciprocating jurisdiction
  • register and enforce an overseas maintenance assessment
  • register and enforce an overseas maintenance order
  • register and enforce an overseas 'agency reimbursement liability'
  • register and enforce an overseas maintenance agreement
  • register and enforce arrears that have accumulated under an overseas maintenance liability
  • transmit an application for review/variation of a liability made in an overseas country.

At Manby and Scott we are well experienced at guiding our clients through this complicated area of overseas child support. 

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