Power of Attorney (Applies to your Child Support case only).
Undertaking a review of your child case with the Department of Human Services, Child Support and providing you with independent advice.
The Change of Assessment (COA) process:
The purpose of this is form is to depart from the current administrative assessment.
This process gets extremely complex and a meticulous understanding of the Child Support Legislation is required in order to achieve a positive outcome with this type of application.
We will assist you in preparing an objection to the Change of Assessment decision (called a part 6a objection) if you are unsatisfied with the decision.
We prepare objections to determinations made by the Department of Human Services, Child Support whereby they have veered away from the Child Support Legislation in their decision making process. Again, a meticulous understanding of the Child Support Legislation is required to achieve a positive outcome with this type of application.
Objections to decisions can only be lodged if the decision has objection rights.
Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Reviews:
A comprehesive knowledcge of the Child Support Legislation is required for these hearings. Please contact us on 1300 782 577.
We ensure the Child Support Registrar gives effect to any agreement or court order which arises under the Family law Act 1975.
Compensation claims via the Department of Human Services, Child Support due to a defective administration where there has been an error at law:
These application include Compensation Claims, Act of Grace payments, Ex-Gratia payments and Waiver of Debt applications.
Lifting of Departure Prohibition Orders (DPO's) and issuing of Departure Authorisation Certificates (DAC's):
Lifting of garnishee orders:
If you have a debt to the Department of Human Services, Child Support they can also send a request to a third party to enforce collection like your employer or bank to garnish an overdue payment. However, it is at the third parties discretion to comply with the order. If the third party does not understand the full extent of the order, they do not have to comply with the order as it is a "reasonable excuse". Subsection $K(1) of the Crimes Act 1914 does not apply to these orders.
Our intention to terminate parent's cases with the Department of Human Services, Child Support is to allow the parents to make Private Arrangement's for the support of their children. It is NOT our intention for parents to avoid paying child support. This is also the Parliament's main intention and the Child Support Legislation can only make decisions so as not to exceed the power of The Parliament of the Commonwealth. Therefore, if we identify that a case can be managed privately without the involvement of the Department of Human Services, Child Support, we shall assist you in facilitating this.
Certain criteria have to be met in order to facilitate this very complex process.
Prescribed Non-Agency Payments and Non-Agency Payment applications.
We also assist separated parents with International cases including New Zealand Inland Revenue cases.
Care Changes (including recording of a relevant dependent).
Post Separation Income whereby you can have 30% of any additional income earnt after separation NOT to be included within the first 3 years of your case.
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