Category Archives: Child Support
Do I Have To Go To Court To Modify Child Support In Ontario?
Depending on their children’s ages when the court’s order is entered, some parents could be paying child support for up to two decades as their kids grow up and reach adulthood. As you might expect, a lot can change over this period. For this reason, the Ontario Child Support Guidelines allow for variation of… Read More »
Options For Enforcing Child Support In Ontario
In an Ontario divorce or other case affecting the interests of minor children, the court will issue an order for one parent to pay child support to the other to cover the child’s needs. This order is automatically filed with the Family Responsibility Office (FRO), an agency of the Government of Ontario that handles… Read More »
Can I Quit My Job To Avoid Paying Child Support In Canada?
Children have a right to support and the financial contributions of both parents’ incomes after divorce or separation, and parents have an obligation to maintain employment that enables them to provide these benefits. The Canada Federal Child Support Guidelines are used in Ontario family law matters to determine a fair amount, calculating it based… Read More »
Steps To Modifying Child Support In Ontario
Both parents will always have a legal duty to provide support for children, regardless of whether they remain in an intact relationship. The guiding principle behind the Canada Divorce Act is that a child should continue to receive the financial benefits bestowed by both parents as if the marriage was not ended. Most parents… Read More »
Does Child Support Only Apply to Children? Retroactive Child Support in Ontario
Most of us can agree that child support can provide an irreplaceable source of income to help financially support a child as he or she grows up and it is typically not a surprise when a court requires the noncustodial parent of an underage child to pay. However, the question of whether child support… Read More »