Child Support

A solid child support arrangement is in the child’s best interest, so make sure you engage an experienced family lawyer to help negotiations run smoothly.

It is in the best interests of the child to develop a solid child support arrangement, where one parent makes payments to another to assist in meeting expenses.

As these matters can be complicated, it may be a good idea to engage the best child support lawyer to ensure this process runs as smoothly as possible.

De Saxe O’Neill has extensive experience acting as a child support lawyer for mothers and fathers on the Northern Beaches and beyond to put in place solid arrangements for financial support.

As child support lawyers, some of the services we offer are:

Urgent applications
In a typical case, an assessment of child support is made initially by the Child Support Agency (now part of the Department of Human Services). They will assess the application under the Child Support Assessment Act.
However, under certain circumstances, an application can be made to the court for urgent child support.
As a child support solicitor, we have made applications on behalf of many clients and can assist you along the way.

Child Support Assessment Act
The Child Support Assessment Act can be complicated. Understanding how much support needs to be paid as well as your rights and obligations if you have shared custody arrangements is often not straightforward.
De Saxe O’Neill can help explain how the Act works and the process by which child support is agreed.

Review and departure applications
If you wish to make an application to review your current child support agreement, De Saxe O’Neill can assist you, whether it’s through the courts or directly to the Child Support Agency.

Binding child support agreements
We are also adept at drafting binding child support agreements. These are private agreements that provide for financial support beyond periodic payments to cover other expenses such as private school fees, extra-curricular activities and health insurance.

Child support lawyers for fathers
As child support and custody lawyers, De Saxe O’Neill has worked for mothers but also fathers to ensure that all parties are provided with the very best legal advice when it comes to child support matters.

If you would like more information on any of our services, please contact us.


  • The Law sociaty of NSW
  • Doyles - Family Law 2020
  • Family Law Section - Law Council of Australia - Member 2019/2020
  • Collaborative Professionals (NSW) inc

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‘Bakery Mews’ Suite 6,
67 Wanganella Street, Balgowlah NSW 2093
Phone: 02 9948 3820