Applying for a Stay Order

A stay order is a temporary court order which suspends or reduces child support while the Child Support Agency (CSA), Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) or the court makes a decision about a separate application you have made in relation to your child support case. A court will only grant a stay order after taking into account the interests of you, the other parent and the child. A stay order can be made subject to terms and conditions and is for a limited period of time only.

Organising child support and care arrangements for your children

Parents are responsible for supporting their children. If you are together, separated or if you never lived together, your obligation to support your children continues.

This fact sheet has information for both parents, whether you pay or receive child support. If the children live with someone other than a parent, that non-parent/carer can also apply for child support.