1.1.C.21 Child support liability


A child support liability is a maintenance liability as defined under FAAct Schedule 1 clause 20A. A maintenance liability (1.1.M.23), is the requirement to pay maintenance or child support (1.1.C.20). A payer (1.1.P.72) is liable to pay child support to a payee (1.1.P.71).

A maintenance liability in respect of child support is made by one of the following:

  • administrative assessment by Child Support, or
  • variation of administrative assessment by court order, or
  • child support agreement (

Act reference: FAAct Schedule 1 clause 20A(10) Meaning of maintenance liability, Schedule 1 clause 20A Annualised amount of maintenance income

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