Child support and parentage testing

Child support and parentage testing

Published: 
September 2018
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About this booklet

This free booklet is for anyone who has a child and is not living with that child’s other parent.

It has information about:

  • what is needed to prove whether a person is or is not a parent of a child
  • child support and child maintenance
  • applying to the Department of Human Services (Child Support)
  • how to get child support where proof of parentage is needed
  • child support payments and assessments
  • what to do if you disagree with a notice to pay child support
  • family violence and child support
  • where to get help.

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