Child Support in Ontario

Your children are the most important people in your life and it is important that their lifestyle is not affected by the separation or divorce of their parents. The most common concern we hear about at our family law office is parents who are worried about child support, one parent fears they are paying too much and the other parent worries about receiving too little.

Usually, the primary caregiver will incur the most of the expenses in the raising the child, so the other parent should help by giving money to help raise the child, which is the basic principal behind child support in Ontario.

The amount of child support that is received or provided is determined based on: Ontario Child Support Guidelines, which looks at the annual income of both parents, the number of children the couple had together and the custody agreement, as well as Section 7, which is an additional amount intended to cover expenses, such as extracurricular activities or school.

At Nussbaum Family Law, we specialize in child support cases in Ontario and we will help protect you and your child’s interests.

For parents who pay child support in Ontario:

Our team of family law lawyers in Toronto, Ontario will make sure you are not crippled by child support payments that are unreasonable or unfair. You want to be financially responsible to your children, but after a divorce you also need to build your own financial stability. At Nussbaum Family Law, we will help you achieve both goals. Our Toronto divorce lawyers will help you to negotiate a fair child support agreement and ensure you are not over paying in Section 7 expenses.

For primary caregiver who receive child support in Ontario:

After the parents establish a custody agreement, our team of Toronto divorce lawyers will help you determine the amount of child support you, the primary caregiver, will receive. The process involved with calculating child support can be quite complex if you’re not familiar with family law. The divorce lawyers at Nussbaum Family Law will advocate for you and make sure you’re receiving fair child support payments.

If you have any questions about child support payments in Ontario, contact Nussbaum Law Family Law to book a free consultation with one of our Toronto divorce lawyers.