Child support payments are payments made from one party to the other in relation to the maintenance and upkeep of children following separation or divorce.
Each parent is responsible for the financial maintenance of the child and payments are based on gross income and financial circumstances. Child support is usually paid until the children turn 18 years of age. Child support payments can be extended in certain circumstances.
In many cases, child support payments are made by the parent who spends the least amount of time with the children.
Child support payments are not related to the gender of the parent nor are they related to legal custody. If one parent has legal custody of the children, it does not necessarily mean that they will receive child support. As there are a number of circumstances that affect child support payments, it is best practice to seek the advice of a family law lawyer. A family lawyer who specializes in child support matters will provide the best legal support for your legal needs. Tailor Law handles both simple and complex matters of child support. Tailor Law offers legal child support in Mississauga and Oakville.