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Child Support Calculator
(Child Support Payments Estimator)

Are you an Australian Single Parent, newley separated or divorced and wondering how much Australian Child Support you will need to pay, or wondering how much Child Support you can expect?

Australian child support is compulsory to pursue if you wish to claim Australian Centrelink Benefits such as the Parent Payment Single (This benefit is also known as the Single Parent Pension, Single Parent Payment, Single Mother Pension or Single Mother Payment.

You can find out the correct amount using the Centrelink Child Support Calculator

The Child Support Agency (CSA) estimator service is to calculate an estimate of what your new child support and family assistance payments might be


Child Support Exemption

Should seeking child support from your ex partner or ex husband cause problems, for instance if there was family violence or domestic violence, then there are centrelink options available to you. You can obtain what is called a chid support exemption. You should approach child support and inform them of your circumstances and why you are seeking an exemption. They will then advise you of your options, be it a child support exemption or any other options.

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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the

kids

are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.

Centrelink

plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a

divorce

or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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