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Below, we outline some information regarding child support in Ontario.
Child Support Payments: Ontario Table Child Support Guidelines and Section 7 Expenses (Special and Extraordinary Expenses)
Child support payments are based on the Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines outline how much child support is required based on the payor’s income. You can use the child support calculator on our website to calculate how much basic child support should be.
The Tables are an essential tool for Canadian parents who need to know how much child support they should be receiving. They list the amount owed based on annual income and number of children.
Once table child support based on the Guidelines is established, the recipient parent can claim expenses based on section 7 of the Guidelines.
Due to section 7 of the Guidelines, a parent can ask for payment on top of their Table amount in order cover any or all “special and extraordinary” expenses. The expense will be determined by taking into account two things: whether it is necessary based on what’s best for your child; as well how reasonable that particular cost was when compared with other commitments before separation like family spending habits pre-divorce such as daycare and extracurricular activities.
Examples of section 7 expenses include:
⦁ child care
⦁ post-secondary expenses
⦁ medical and dental insurance premiums
Please note, your lawyer can provide you with a more comprehensive calculation and can advise you regarding your particular situation. If there are any additional questions about child support feel free to contact our firm today! We offer legal services at competitive rates and we know what it takes to help you win your Child Support case.