Child support is assessed by the Child Support Registrar c/- the Australian Government Department of Human Services (DHS). This is done by applying a formula under Part 5 of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989.
In the words of the Full Court, in the renowned case of Gyselman  FamCA 93:
“The Assessment Act, combined with the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 enables, and in some cases obliges, the assessed liability to be collected through and enforced by the Child Support [Registrar].”
The development of a system of administrative review of assessments has both reduced the lawyer’s role and opened up new avenues for lawyers to help client’s and act in child support matters.
If you have a child support matter or any Family Law matter please get in touch with us for our free 30min no obligation consultation on 0401 547 417.