2.2 Care

Introduction

This chapter explains how the Registrar will determine percentages of care.

Changes to care determinations & alignment of care from 1 July 2010

From 1 July 2010, where parents and non-parent carers are both parties to a child support assessment and recipients of FTB, the DHS shares care determinations for child support and family assistance purposes (see 2.2.5).

As a result of legislative changes made by the Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Act 2010, the rules relating to the determination of care percentages differ before and after 1 July 2010. See 2.2.6 for information on the rules prior to 1 July 2010.

WA ex-nuptial cases

All of the information in these chapters applies to WA ex-nuptial children. See 1.4.3 for details of the date from which various provisions had effect.

In this chapter

This chapter contains the following sections:
Last reviewed: 20 March 2015