North York Child Support

CHILD SUPPORT LAWYERS IN NORTH YORK

At Tailor Law, we appreciate the sensitivity and care required in dealing with family matters. Our law firm works hard to approach these situations with the sensitivity and expertise they require. Both parties involved often have different perceptions of what is fair, making the entire process of reaching an agreement stretch out for seemingly forever.

Having children in the mix of a separation or divorce can often complicate things, as custody and access become major factors in both the separation agreement and the divorce order. At the end of the day, you want what’s best for your children, but it is often hard for the opposing party or the court to understand what is considered “best” for your children in your particular case. Tailor Law’s team of certified professionals can hear your concerns and help with demonstrating your side of the story during the chaos.

At Tailor Law Professional Corporation, our lawyers provide unmatched legal representation in child support matters. Our lawyers are experienced and compassionate when helping our clients, but tenacious when required. During your family law matter our lawyer prioritizes your wants and needs to make informed decisions regarding child support, spousal support, the divisions of property and other family law matters.

CHILD SUPPORT – NORTH YORK FAMILY LAWYERS

In Ontario, child support is determined based on a formula and is payable to the custodial parent or the primary parent. Child support is paid along with additional extraordinary expenses that are not covered by the formula. Tailoring a positive child support agreement requires the consideration of the best interests of the children. This means the court will consider the mental and physical welfare of the children with respect to special needs, living arrangements, education, childcare and financial maintenance.

Joint / Shared Custody & Support

Joint custody occurs when the parents of the child share physical and legal custody of the child. Joint custody is also known as shared custody, which is a 50/50 split. When parents have joint custody over children, they make decisions jointly with respect to the care of the children.

Couples or spouses who have decided to separate must decide where their children will reside and how much time each parent will spend with the children. This time is called parenting time. The time that each parent spends with the children is called child access.

Joint custody can be agreed upon prior to going to court. Some couples operate without legal custody agreements, while others use mediation to agree upon custody. If the parties cannot agree on the terms of joint custody, a judge may need to rule on the terms of the joint custody.

Sole / Full Custody & Support

Joint custody occurs when the parents of the child share physical and legal custody of the child. Joint custody is also known as shared custody, which is a 50/50 split. When parents have joint custody over children, they make decisions jointly with respect to the care of the children.

Couples or spouses who have decided to separate must decide where their children will reside and how much time each parent will spend with the children. This time is called parenting time. The time that each parent spends with the children is called child access.

Joint custody can be agreed upon prior to going to court. Some couples operate without legal custody agreements, while others use mediation to agree upon custody. If the parties cannot agree on the terms of joint custody, a judge may need to rule on the terms of the joint custody. It is always beneficial for the parents to have something in writing, whether it be a separation agreement or a court order, that will help set out a family schedule.

Payments

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 or until the child has completed one post-secondary degree. Child support payments can be extended in certain circumstances.

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.

With three office in Mississauga, Oakville and North York our offices are easily accessible by transit and off-highway. Our lawyers are easily reached via email and our office lines are always open to schedule a consultation. Please call us at (905) 366-0202 to schedule a time speak with one of our lawyers.