What is Child Support?
The Child Support Scheme makes sure that both parents take financial responsibility for the costs of raising a child or young person. Parents are responsible for looking after their children, even if the parents are separated and/or the parents are not living together with their children. If you have a child who isn’t living with you, you might have to pay Child Support to the person your child is living with, to help with the costs of raising your child.
The Child Support Scheme is managed by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD).