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Child support
Turuki Tamariki
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Information for paying parents

Find out about how much child support you will have to pay, making payments and avoiding getting into debt. Includes people living in Australia.

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Information for custodial parents

Find out what your entitlement to child support may be, how and when payments can be made to you and what to do if you get overpaid.

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Changes in your circumstances

Find out what you need to do when you have a change in circumstances that may affect the amount of child support you receive or pay.

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What is child support and how it works

An explanation of how child support works, its aims and what is not a child support issue.

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Voluntary agreements

Find out who can enter into a voluntary agreement to pay child support, how to register an agreement, how agreements work and how to change or end an agreement.

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Domestic maintenance

Domestic maintenance is paid by one person to another when they divorce or separate. It is either a court order, or voluntary agreement and is for New Zealand citizens or residents.

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Date published: 16 Jul 2013

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