Victoria Legal Aid

Child support and the law

Published 2023-10-13

About this booklet

This free booklet is for anyone who needs to ask for child support or has been asked to pay child support.

It has information about:

  • applying for child support
  • your options if you are asked to pay child support
  • parentage testing
  • child support assessments
  • how child support payments can be made
  • questioning or changing child support
  • family violence and child support
  • where to get help.
Order free copies of this resource
Some of our publications have limits on how many copies you can order. If you need more copies, email or phone (03) 9269 0234 and ask for the Community Legal Education team.

Reviewed 16 October 2023