If the parents consent, they can enter into a legally enforceable agreement on the amount, frequency and nature of maintenance after separation. For more details on these agreements, see 2.7.4. If the agreement provides for the provision of goods, services, other payments or benefits, these agreements do not affect the calculation of child support. Goods, services, payments or benefits granted under the provision of the Agreement shall be granted in addition to any administrative assessment. Where an agreement involves the granting of a benefit in kind, the Registrar may be required to assign a value to that benefit in order to determine whether the amount of the agreement corresponds at least to the annual rate of maintenance for the child which would otherwise be payable after administration. For more information on the requirements of a fixed-term contract, see the corresponding paragraph below. A child support agreement may contain information in the form of recitals. Recitals are generally statements setting out the facts and context of the agreement and often contain a statement indicating the intention of the parties. Recitals are often useful for the interpretation of the agreement when the clauses and words used in the operational clauses are ambiguous.
Although recitals are not part of the operational clauses of an agreement, the agreement may stipulate that they must be part of the agreement. As a general rule, there is no need for there to be an administrative assessment prior to the meeting or acceptance of a mandatory child support contract, except in cases such as binding agreements that create lump sum payment obligations in accordance with Section 84(1)(e) of the CSA Act. A child support contract can only be concluded between the parents of a child or between the parents and any non-parental guardian entitled to family allowances (CSA Act Section 83). Therefore, if there is no existing administrative assessment, the registrant must also be satisfied that the parties to the agreement are authorised parents or non-parental guardians before a binding agreement can be accepted. See 2.1.3 for information on the date on which the registrant will be satisfied with parentage or 2.1.1 for information on authorized officials. If you and the other parent agree on how to financially support your child, you can enter into a legally enforceable child welfare agreement. Example: according to an administrative assessment, André Marcelline has to pay US$10,000 per year in family allowances. . .