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Child Support

When it comes to divorce, the law has been designed to aid the children’s wellbeing with established child support guidelines. These guidelines have been put in place so that children of divorce do not suffer financial hardship. The money that an ex-spouse pays for child support is to help with the care and costs of the children. The child support table specifies how much child support will be paid and is based on how many children of divorce are still underage as well as the income of the spouse making the payments. This is referred to as the basic amount of child support.

Canadian law also has provisions for special or extraordinary expenses. There is no table for these payments but rather a judge makes a case by case decision. These costs can include education, health or medical and extracurricular expenses incurred by the parents.

The courts look upon child support and assess or visitation as two separate issues. So, even if the non-custodial parent is not visiting the children the law states that child support payments still need to be made. This also works in reverse, so if your ex-partner is not paying child support you are not permitted to deny them time with the children.

While child support can be a complex matter we are skilled and experienced in the intricacies of the law and can help you work through them.  We will never withhold information from you. Our commitment is to walk with you, keeping you informed of the steps along the way. Our lawyers understand that the legalities of divorce can be difficult to maneuver through. We are committed to helping you all the way and minimizing the negative aspects of divorce and separation.

Call us today for your free consultation and see how we can help secure your future in this confusing time. Our lines are open 24 hours every day of the week, 1-888-524-8475.

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