Your children are entitled to receive financial support from the parent whom they do not primarily reside with irrespective of the circumstances surrounding the breakdown of your relationship.
In addition, the family lawyer should be able to advise you of other orders that you may want to apply for in order to protect your children’s interests and your interests.
How much child support will I get from my ex if we separate?
In addition to the Guideline amount of child support, a support recipient may also receive a contribution to the special or extraordinary expenses incurred for the children. What constitutes a special or extraordinary expense and the amount each party should contribute is not determined based on the Federal Guidelines. The amounts are determined in consideration of both parents’ incomes, and the necessity and reasonableness of the expense.
We have a final court order for child support. Now my ex wants to pay less. Is this allowed?
My ex says he/she is unemployed, but I know he/she is working for cash. How can I get child support?
Dawn M. Bennett is a divorce lawyer who practises Ontario family law, including Collaborative Divorce, with Bennett Law Chambers in Mississauga, Ontario.