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5.3 Non-agency payments, crediting lump sum payments & offsetting liabilities

Introduction

This chapter explains when the Registrar can apply amounts paid directly between parents or to a third party to satisfy a child support liability and also how the Registrar can offset child support debts between parents and credit lump sum payments.

WA ex-nuptial cases

All of the information in these chapters applies to WA ex-nuptial children.

See 1.4.2 for details of the dates from which various provisions had effect.

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