Child support is payable on behalf of the children based on the daily needs and expenses of the children. All parents have a legal responsibility to support their children to the extent that they are able. The parent who is primarily caring for the children will receive a monthly table amount of support for so long as the child qualifies as a child under the Family Law Act, or as defined in an Order or separation agreement. If a child resides with both parents equally, an analysis is required to determine the appropriate amount of child support.
The Child Support Guidelines.
While child support can be a very straightforward issue, sometimes these issues can become problematic and costly. The Child Support Guidelines establish the table amount of child support that is payable, but there can be a multitude of factors that can affect both the amount due and the duration of the support received. Factors such as custody arrangements, child contributions, undisclosed or hidden income, and claims for financial hardship are all examples that may affect child support.
Parents who reach an out of court settlement and agreement about child support do not have to strictly apply the Child Support Guidelines. Our team of highly skilled Kitchener family law lawyers have the expertise to help you determine your child’s rights with regard to ongoing child support, special or extraordinary expenses, including those that are beyond the daily expenses of the child, such as recreational activities, special needs of the child, and the sharing of post-secondary education expenses.
If you believe that you are not receiving the child support that your children are entitled to, or the other parent is in breach of an existing court Order, we invite you to contact our firm.
For over 40 years, clients have trusted in our ability to explain their rights and obligations in a separation or a divorce. We are confident that you will appreciate our professional and personalized service. We invite you to browse our website and read the positive things others have to say about us. To benefit from our knowledge and experience with respect to child support as part of your separation or divorce, please contact 519-884-0034 or send us an email. Many of our clients are referred to us by former and current clients, as well as by lawyers, accountants, and financial advisors. We serve clients in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.
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