Family Law Library

Court Orders and the Child Support Agency

The Child Support Agency is notified of Court Orders that start a registrable maintenance liability.

After notification, the Child Support Agency registers a liability for collection. The Child Support Agency only registers the parts of the Court Order that concern child maintenance.

A payee can elect for the Child Support Agency to collect maintenance for them, or not. If the payee elects for the Child Support Agency to collect maintenance payments on their behalf, then the payment liability is known as an enforceable maintenance liability.

Court Orders can only be changed by changing the Binding Child Support Agreement or by application to the court.