Limited Child Support Agreements

Limited child support agreements are intended to provide some flexibility to make child support arrangements without the need to commit to a long-term agreement.

In order to enter into a limited child support agreement:

  • There must already be an assessment of child support from the Child Support Agency in place;
  • The amount payable pursuant to the terms of the agreement must not be less than the assessment of child support;
  • There is no requirement to obtain independent legal advice before the agreement is signed.

A Limited child support agreement can be terminated in the following circumstances:

  • By making a new agreement;
  • By agreeing to end the existing agreement;
  • At the request of one of the parties to the agreement, if the amount of child support that would have been payable if no agreement were in place, changes by more than a certain percentage.