If the agreement no longer concerns a child, the amount determined according to the formula remains valid for each of the children remaining under the agreement (CSA Act Section 86A (3)). “The concept that parents negotiate parental leave to remove the obligation to pay family allowances is repugnant and contrary to public policy. Lawyers should refuse to be part of such a discussion and signal to their clients that such a discussion is unacceptable. In that regard, an agreement to waive parental leave in exchange for the discharge of child support is annulled against public policy. “The amendment of a court support contract (by annudiating it and replacing it with an order) is similar to the amendment of a child support order. This ensures that family allowance agreements can be modified to allow changes in the child`s living conditions and parents` incomes. Joanie and Chachi are negotiating a deal on their divorce. Chachi doesn`t want to bother signing checks every month for the next eighteen years, so he agrees to sell everything he waits for to be allocated in the real estate tally and use the money he receives to pay a down payment, the lump sum payment of his entire support commitment, if Joanie agrees not to receive more money from him in the future. Under the laws of most states, if she needs more family allowances afterwards – even if the need is due to her reckless waste of the entire lump sum – she can go back to court and ask the court to make Chachi pay more than the lump sum they had agreed. At this point, the fact that Chachi gave up valuable property to make the initial lump sum payment is of no importance to the court. Judges do not judge the right to maintenance of children on the basis of fairness to parents; it is determined according to the needs of the child. Note: The lump sum payment is set off against the payer`s liability under the CSRC Act Section 69A (instead of reducing the annual subsistence rate of the children to be paid as part of the administrative estimate). On 1 July of each year, the remaining flat-rate credit is indexed according to the evolution of the consumer price index (CPI) (see 5.3.3).