An agreement which has been appropriately drafted and executed, and which provides for the periodic payment of child support can be registered for collection with DHS-Child Support. Agreements for non-periodic payments (such as school fees) cannot be enforced by the DHS-Child Support.
The Department cannot enforce verbal agreements.
An agreement cannot exclude collection of the liability by the Department of Human Services – Child Support, even if expressed to do so. If the payments are not made voluntarily in accordance with the agreement, the payee can ask DHS-Child Support to commence collection of periodic payments.
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