If you have recently separated from your spouse and have any kids, we recommend thinking carefully about what to do about a child support agreement.
During this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about child support agreements and family law mediation solicitors. Here are our top tips.
What is a child support agreement?
A child support agreement is a written agreement between the parents of a child or children on the amount of child support that should be paid, to whom it should be paid, and how it will be paid. This child support agreement needs to be in writing and signed by both parents and all parties involved. There are two different kinds of agreements, including limited and binding:
If you are thinking about signing a child support agreement, it is crucial that you truly understand what you are signing. We recommend getting independent legal advice from a family law mediation solicitor or lawyer if you are unsure about anything in the child support agreement.
When you apply for a child support agreement to be accepted, there are certain eligibility requirements that apply to the agreement. You need to meet all of the eligibility requirements in order for the child support agreement to be accepted, including:
What can be in a child support agreement?
The parties can agree to the amount of child support that is paid and how it will be paid, including agreements like non-periodic payments, lump-sum payments, periodic payments, and changing the child support formula.