Tag Archives: Child Support

What you should know about child custody in Ontario

When a couple that has children divorces in Ontario, some of the most important matters that need to be worked through are child custody and support. Child support is dependent upon who has custody of a child as it is usually that individual who receives it. While in some cases it is possible for a couple to reach an agreement regarding child support on their…

Ontario creating new online child support tool

When a couple has children they are often the primary focus in their lives. This is true not only when they are together, but if they split as well. Accordingly, matters such as child custody and support are usually of utmost importance. Just how much someone in Ontario will pay in child support depends on a variety of factors. The province is creating an online…

Court rules regular gifts are income for child support purposes

In most all divorces in Ontario one of the matters that will need to be sorted throughout is whether a spouse will have to pay spousal or child support and, if so, how much. Before that can happen, a determination needs to be made regarding the spouse’s income. Recently a decision released by the Ontario Court of Appeal provides information regarding what may be considered…

Which documents are necessary to determine child support?

Though few couples that decide to have children together assume that they will breakup, it does of course happen. When it does, it is likely the custodial parent will seek child support from the other parent. This is true regardless of whether the couple was ever married. In Ontario, Child Support Guidelines are in place, which help determine how much those payments should be. Being…

Class-action lawsuit seeks to change child support policy

For custodial parents throughout the Toronto area, child support plays an important role. Depending on the specific situation the custodial parent finds he or she is in, it may be used to cover a variety of expenses related to the children including food and clothing. In the province of Ontario however, it is possible that due to provincial legislation, not all payments are making it…

How should child support be determined for professional athlete?

Even if a couple never married, if they have a child together and choose to not be in a relationship, child support is could be sought by the custodial parent. Though not determined in the course of a divorce, the same set of factors will be taken into consideration in determining the amount that one parent will pay to another. In the course of determining…

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