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QLD Partner's Daughter in a De Facto Relationship - Pay Child Support?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by LesleyA, 18 January 2016.

  1. LesleyA

    LesleyA Member

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    My partner's 16-year-old daughter has left the care of her mother and now living in a de facto relationship! Does he still have to pay the child support under Family Law? She will be 17 in Feb.
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    Child support is payable until the child turns 18, or until the child is married or enters into a de facto relationship, but your partner will need to contact the child support agency to inform them of the change of living arrangements. For the record, a de facto relationship is only considered a de facto relationship if certain thresholds are met, such as being in a relationship for two years, sharing a child together or having the relationship formally registered as a de facto relationship in the state of Queensland. A call to CSA should clarify his obligations easily enough.
     
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