Child Support Lawyer

Child Support helps provide for children whose parents do not live together. Child support law is having its first major overhaul in 20 years, so you can see why it’s important to talk to a Hamilton family Lawyer about your current child support to see if you are paying too much in child support, or if you are not receiving enough.

Raewyn Sporle has specialised in child support over the past 22 years, based in Hamilton, New Zealand, she offers many services including assistance with dealing with Inland Revenue, preparation of administrative reviews, child support appeals, voluntary child support agreements, mediation services, advice for parents living overseas and many other family law issues in Hamilton. Raewyn provides confidential, prompt and specialist advice on all child support related issues and family law matters.

Applying for an IRD Administrative Review
Many parents who cannot come to agreement apply for a formula assessment with the Inland Revenue Department. If you are not happy with the assessment that IRD has arrived at in respect of your child support that you pay or child support that you recieve, you may apply for an Administrative Review. 

If you wish to apply for an administrative review or another party has applied for one against you, Raewyn can help you to prepare your documentation in support of this. 

If you have applied for an IRD Administrative Review and are unhappy with the outcome, you can make an appointment with Raewyn to talk about your other options including appealing the decision to the Court or applying for a review under a different ground. 

Don't Get Caught Out
There are major changes in child support law. The changes to child support will happen in two stages, from 1 April 2015 and from 1 April 2016. 

From both of these dates, a new formula includes both parent’s incomes and circumstances and recognises a wider range of care, therefore the amount of child support some parents pay or receive may change.

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please click here to contact Raewyn.