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 Recorded Webinar: Navigating the Child Support Maze in Family Law

Date: Wednesday 29th March 2023
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

The child support system has undergone considerable changes since its inception, which have led to complexities in navigating the system. While parents have alternative options in the form of private agreements, are these viable? This session will provide a deep dive into the current state of play of the system and what practitioners need to know to consider the best option for their client, including:

  • Process for disputing assessments and managing changing circumstances
  • Private child support arrangements – when should these be considered?
  • Assessing the impact of private arrangements on social security benefits
  • Limited Child Support Agreements:
    • requirements and application
    • limitations to be aware of
  • Binding Child Support Agreements:
    • requirements and application
    • benefits and disadvantages
    • negotiation and drafting tips
    • termination and setting aside: Rake & Rake [2018] FCCA 3181; Martyn v Martyn [2020] FamCA 526
  • Proposed reforms to the child support scheme and critical analysis
Recorded Webinars,Family Law,Recorded Webinar: Navigating the Child Support Maze in Family Law

Cath Devine, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne, Vic

Cath Devine has extensive experience in all areas of Family Law, with a particular interest and expertise in Child Support advice and advocacy.

Cath has appeared as junior counsel and on appeal on numerous occasions. Her prior work includes:

*Many applications to set aside Child Support Agreements.*Drafting complex Child Support Agreements; *Advising clients in relation to same-sex relationships and sperm donor arrangements; *Appearing for culturally diverse and linguistically diverse clients;*Sensitivity to difficult family and interpersonal situations.

Cath recently completed her Masters of Laws (Family Law) at the College of Law, and was awarded the Sandra Paull Memorial Prize as the student with the highest average mark in that course in 2015.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in family law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law. This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – Please note that TEN is unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA. TEN is an accredited provider

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: WB8MAR23
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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