You should keep a record of all payments you receive or make in order to avoid disagreements in the future. For example, if one of you pays bills, you should both keep your own account of what was paid, when and for what bill was the money. Recent changes to the Child Promotion and Replacement of Child Care Service (CMS) Act by the Childcare Agency (CHILD Support Agency, CSA) allow you to enter into a private/family agreement on your child`s financial pension plan. Prior to the change in the law, a dependent parent was required to use the CSA. Now it is possible to enter into a private agreement if you are on benefits, and the parent carefully, who is also allowed to keep more maintenance before there is any impact on the services they receive. Use the family arrangement forms below to record the information you and the other parent have accepted: Each income over $100 per week is taken into account for child support obligations. A percentage is deducted based on the number of children for whom the foster parent is entitled to child support and the number of other children living with the paying parent. 7 euros are then added to this amount. The total is rounded to the next book. If you need more information about family arrangements, contact Child Maintenance Choices. You can give free and unbiased advice on how to organize children`s living care.
A family agreement is not final. If this doesn`t work, contact Child Maintenance Choices to find out your other options, including asking child care to enter into a maintenance agreement. If you do not reach an agreement, one of you may ask the government`s Child Care Service (CMS) to arrange the child care. Find out how to apply to THE CMS for maintenance. You have made your agreement by mediation and you have legal aid for mediation You do not need to speak first to a lawyer or other professional, although you can use a mediator (an independent third party) to help you get an agreement. Of course, resident parents can take some time to think about it. If they do not have another fixed plan in place and the non-resident parent is simply dependent, they should consider entering into a family agreement. There is no obligation to reach an agreement before leaving the CSA. However, it is necessary to inform the CSA of what you decide, otherwise they will continue to try to recover money from non-resident parents.
This means that you and your child`s other parents agree on how the money is paid, and they pay it directly to you. Once the CMS has done the calculation, you and your child`s other parents come to your own agreement on how and when to transfer the money. You can arrange child care directly. This is called a private or “family” agreement. Both parents are responsible for the cost of raising their children, even if they do not see them. Making agreements on access to your children is done separately. A family agreement is a child support plan, where parents agree with each other without the CMS or the family lawyers having to intervene. They offer certain advantages: they can be very flexible, i.e. lump sum payments, regular payments, payments as a share of salary or payments for certain positions such as school uniforms. The CMO can provide a form that allows parents to record in writing what they decide.
It`s a good idea to write down what you agree to and a note of all the discussions you`ve had. This could help if you have disagreements in the future. 73% of people who come to CMO after participating in the CSA have entered into a new agreement with the CMS. The 27% of others with a previous involvement in the CSA who call the CMO create family arrangements (14%), or have not reached an agreement (13%).