Any party to a mandatory maintenance contract must have received independent legal advice prior to the conclusion of the agreement and receive independent legal advice before terminating the agreement. This legal advice must be provided by a lawyer approved by the Supreme Court of an Australian state or territory and who has an updated certificate of practice. Legal counsel is not considered independent in cases where: in such cases, the Registrar will find that the agreement is not a mandatory child support contract pursuant to Section 80C(2) of the CSA Act. The parent who requested acceptance of the agreement may withdraw the application for acceptance and re-apply for independent legal assistance. The applicant could also request that the agreement be accepted as a limited agreement. However, the rules for accepting a limited agreement are different and may prevent the adoption of the agreement. The CSA Act allows the parties to enter into a private contract for their family allowance agreements. However, there are strict requirements of the CSA Law that a private contract must meet for the child maintenance agreement to be effective. “In parallel with the conclusion of this agreement, the parties intend to enter into a binding financial agreement under the FL Act. In the event that the Parties do not conclude the above-mentioned binding financial agreement, this Child Maintenance Convention shall in no way be effective or efficient. Unlike a limited agreement, a binding agreement can be concluded and accepted, even if no evaluation of family allowances has been carried out. .