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Do you need a child support lawyer? Are you looking for child support or being asked to pay child support? Our family law lawyers can help you. We have software that we use to calculate the fair amount one spouse should be paying the other.

Child support is often listed as one of the most important things that a spouse wants from a divorce. Raising a child is not cheap, and child support can help cover (or fully cover) the costs.

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Child Support Payments

Child support law can be quite complicated. That is why it is always best to get child support help from a family law lawyer, instead of taking advice from your friend or Google.

Our lawyers can advise you on how much your child support payments will be, based on three main factors:

  • How many children you and your spouse have
  • Which province the parent being asked to pay the child support lives in
  • How much income both parents make

It is now easier to make or receive child support payments in Ontario.

Child support payments for Ontario are managed by the Family Responsibility Office (FRO). The FRO is part of the Ministry of Community and Social Services. It helps people who are entitled to child support collect the money and also enforce child support agreements or family law court orders. The FRO can set up different kinds of payment schedules, but the most common are monthly payments via direct deposit from your or your ex-spouse’s or ex-partner’s bank account.

Your family law lawyer can help you submit a copy of your divorce or separation agreement or the court order that you received from a judge to the FRO in Oshawa, Ontario. Your lawyer will also help you prepare a completed affidavit, which they will send into either the FRO or the nearest family law court.

Custody And Access

A custodial parent is a parent the child lives with most of the time. Since a non-custodial parent spends less time taking care of the child, the non-custodial parent pays child support to the custodial parent, based on their ability to pay. Also, child support is mandatory in Canada.

If you are the paying parent and you want to recalculate how much you should be spending, our affordable lawyers can help you. While there are many child support calculators online, it’s important to get legal advice from a lawyer.

We will need to know the gross income of both spouses.

If your ex-spouse or ex-partner is the one who is taking care of the child, unless you reach an agreement on your own, you will be ordered by the court to pay child support. How much you need to pay will depend on the circumstances. This often includes how much you make, how much your spouse makes, how much time each parent has with the child, the type of lifestyle the child was used to before the divorce or separation, and many other factors.

Extraordinary Expenses

Our top family lawyers use the software Divorcemate to help calculate the amount of child support you can expect to pay. This can be extremely helpful because you and your ex-spouse or ex-partner may be able to come to a compromise on the amount without going to court. As the court is expensive and open to the public, it is best to deal with your child support issues outside of court whenever possible.

If you are looking for child support tables, our lawyer can help you make calculations. There are child support guidelines that will need to be followed.

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Child Support Legal Questions

Our family law lawyers use a software called Divorcemate. Therefore, the amount calculated is very accurate.

Child support is calculated based on the payor’s income. Special or extraordinary expenses are extra. Also, our lawyers can review these amounts with you. If needed, the Ontario Family Responsibility Office (FRO) can help collect, distribute, and enforce court-ordered support agreements. Further, this is true even if your partner lives elsewhere.

Yes. Our top lawyers will file papers with the local family law court for you.

Amount Of Child Support

If you are being asked to pay child support, or you want to receive an order for your ex-spouse or partner to pay child support, then call one of our family law lawyers between the hours of noon and midnight EST. Our toll-free number is 1-844-466-6529. You can also book a consultation online on our website 24/7 below.

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In conclusion, even if you are self-represented, you can give one of our family law lawyers a call. Our affordable lawyers offer self-represented coaching. You can simply contact one of our family law lawyers when you have a question that needs answering.

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  • FAQ

    Is Child Support Taxable?

    That is a tax law question. You can also speak to an accountant.

    What Does Child Support Cover?

    It is meant to provide the child with a similar lifestyle that they had prior to the divorce or separation.

    Can You Go to Jail for Not Paying Child Support?

    Yes, there are around 50 parents in jail in British Columbia for not paying child support ( May 2020)