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It's about the kids.
Child support is the right of the child. When parents separate or divorce, they will need to determine appropriate arrangements for the financial support of their children. Generally, the amount of child support is pre-determined under the Federal or Ontario’s Child Support Guidelines and will vary depending on:
- The number of children requiring child support.
- The amount of parenting time the child spends in the care of each parent.
- The incomes of the parents.
Determining the appropriate amount of child support may be straightforward in some cases, but that isn’t always the case. For example, what if the support payor is self-employed or owns a corporation? What if the support payor is underemployed or loses their job? Some families may also need to consider expenses for special educational or medical needs of their children, or any extraordinary costs related to extracurricular activities.
We can assist you in determining the appropriate amount of child support in your case.