QLD Entering into Binding Child Support Agreement?

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  1. LouiseThomas

    LouiseThomas Well-Known Member

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    Wanting to understand binding child support agreements better.

    My question is:

    If two parents enter into a binding child support agreement, but later down the track one of them starts to earn more money, can the payee go through Child Support Agency again to get more money if the assessment works out higher than the binding child support agreement?
     
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    Migz Well-Known Member

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  3. LouiseThomas

    LouiseThomas Well-Known Member

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    Great thank you. Been reading up on it but could not get a straight answer like that.

    My ex now has to pay me but is talking about a binding child support agreement. I am thinking he would want me to agree on a set amount but then he would eventually earn way more money.

    So really there is no way anyone can dupe the other parent into receiving less than what they are entitled to? Even with binding child support agreements.
     
  4. sammy01

    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    Don't do it... And I don't think CSA will change a binding agreement.
    2.7.1 What Is a Child Support Agreement? | Child Support Guide

    Have a read... It states "A binding child support agreement cannot be varied (CSA Act section 80CA"

    They are a bad idea.... Why? Well what if one of the kids says stuff u mum I'm gonna go live with dad. Well dad would still have to pay you. Or what if dad gets a better job / pay rise? Or what if the kids says stuff you dad, I'm not visiting anymore - leaving you with a greater % of care of the kids but no extra child support.

    They are just a bad idea. Have a look at a limited agreement - they expire after 3 yrs.
     
  5. LouiseThomas

    LouiseThomas Well-Known Member

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    Okay, thanks a lot good to know
     
  6. 247mum

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    I have a BCSA. He is not paying what he is supposed to in relation to school fees (he just decided to stop paying). CSA will only enforce the part about 'child support'. The rest needs me to spend money on legal fees and go back to court to attempt to enforce. He is likely to please insanity, hardship (or something similar) and that he doesn't have the capacity to pay anymore.

    They will probably feel sorry for him (but not for me paying everything on half his income, and looking after the children 100%). He will probably walk away and I'll be left to clean up the mess again. Meanwhile it robs valuable hours of my life I can't get back, and where I'm not enjoying the time with my children...

    Just not worth the pain or expense. Find a way to agree on raising the children and sharing the cost fairly is my honest advice. Or just cut your losses and find a way to enjoy your life without the headache. :)
     
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