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QLD Child Maintenance Payments Owing - What To Do?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Jayne B, 4 December 2014.

  1. Jayne B

    Jayne B Member

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    Hi there. My Ex owes me $17k in child maintenance. He has been paying child support regularly, but not nearly enough and we didn't realise. We have a private agreement (don't advise this now). He has said he can pay back $3k but nothing else.

    As our daughter is 18 next year and she needs a car. I have asked if he will put $5k towards that. He has a wife who doesn't work (from England, so visa issues) and earns twice as much as me. I don't want to be nasty, but what can I do? I think agreeing to $5k instead of $17k is generous, but he still won't give me a commitment. I fear he is stalling and weeks will be come months and then I won't be able to make a claim. I just want him to cover half the costs for her car and then I'm prepared to call it even.

    Any advice on how to handle this?
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jayne B,

    Do you have an informal agreement? Or a formal binding or limited agreement?
     
  3. Jayne B

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    Yes we have an informal agreement. Its worked okay over the years I'm unsure what to do no. Any advice is appreciated.
     
  4. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jayne,

    I believe informal arrangements made between a payee and payer to collect child support payments privately are not binding on either party. However you can change this arrangement at any time by requesting Child Support to commence collection of child support payments.

    I would contact your local child support agency and explore your options with them: 131 272
     

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