Oakville Child Support Lawyer
Your children are the most important people in your life. And even after divorce and separation, you still want to provide for your children.
At the same time, you want to make sure you are not crippled by child support payments which are unreasonable or unfair.
It is one of the most difficult and emotional issues to overcome. With compassion and fairness, Geoffrey Carpenter and his team at Carpenter Law in Oakville can help negotiate a fair child support plan.
Who pays who, and what do they pay?
In a majority of family law cases, the non-custodial parent (the parent with access rights, called the “payor”) pays child support to the primary caregiver (the parent with custody , called the “recipient”).
In Canada, there are two kinds of child support. Lawyers often help determine which child support option is most suitable for your situation:
Table support refers to rules and guidelines under the Federal Child Support Table Look-Up to determine much support should be paid to benefit the children impacted by the divorce & separation:
- Number of children
- Province or territory where “payor” lives
- “Payor” annual income before taxes
Special & extraordinary expenses
Special & extraordinary expenses are defined under federal law as expenses which are necessary and reasonable to the child’s best interests and may include:
- Child-care expenses
- Medical or dental insurance premiums
- Post-secondary education
- Expenses for extracurricular activities
You want to be financially responsible to your children – while building your own financial stability after divorce & separation. The Carpenter Law team can help you achieve both your goals.
within 24 hours to discuss your situation
How much child support will I pay?
Speak with a child support lawyer to help determine fair child support based on your situation.
Below you will find a simplified version of the Canadian Child Support Table Look-Up for the province of Ontario (please note this is only a guide):
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How a child support lawyer can help
When divorcing spouses cannot determine a proper payment amount – based on the Canadian Child Support Table Look-Up or through parental agreement, a child support lawyer can help by accounting for factors like:
- Family spending habits before the divorce & separation
- Past working history and income of the “payor”
Request a consultation
The first step towards resolving your legal dispute is to request a consultation with Carpenter Law.
We will get back to you in 24 hours and help you begin this tough process with sharp legal acumen, compassion and understanding.