The law says that both parents are responsible for financially supporting their dependent children. Dependent usually means until the child turns 18 and sometimes longer. Generally, child support is money paid by the parent that spends the least... More
The law says that both parents are responsible for financially supporting their dependent children. Dependent usually means until the child turns 18 and sometimes longer. The parent who pays child support is called the payor parent. A parent can be... More
You or your partner may want or need to change or end the child support in your separation agreement or court order because of changes to your situation. For example: The payor parent loses their job and can no longer pay the child support agreed... More
The law says that both parents are responsible for financially supporting their dependent children. Dependent usually means until the child turns 18 and sometimes longer. Usually child support is the money paid by the parent that spends the least... More
Usually child support is money paid by the parent that spends the least amount of time with the child to the parent who takes care of the child most of the time. It is used to help cover the costs of caring for the child. Even if your child spends... More
Special or extraordinary expenses are childcare expenses that are not included in the basic monthly amounts of child support. These expenses are sometimes called section 7 expenses. Child support is money paid by the parent that spends the least... More
Usually child support is based on the gross annual income of the parent paying support and the number of children entitled to support. Gross income means income before taxes and most other deductions. The payor parent must give detailed information... More
The law says that both parents are responsible for financially supporting their dependent children. Dependent usually means until the child turns 18 and sometimes longer. A child is not a dependant if they: marry, or are at least 16 years old and... More
If you and your partner agree on child support, you can put what you've agreed to in a separation agreement. This is a written contract that you and your partner make. Your separation agreement can deal with child support alone, or can include other... More
If you and your partner cannot agree on child support, with or without the help of lawyers, you have a few options. You can: use the Ontario government's child support service ask a family law professional to help you resolve your issues go to... More
Even if you have a separation agreement or court order about child support, sometimes the payor parent doesn't follow it. The court can enforce child support payments in a: court order separation agreement that is binding and enforceable under the... More
The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a government agency that enforces child support and spousal support. The FRO collects support directly from the person who has to pay support, keeps a record of the amounts paid, and then pays that amount to... More
You may want to change child support because of changes to your situation. For example: The payor parent loses their job and can no longer pay the current amount of child support. The payor parent makes more money and the other parent wants them to... More
You or your partner may need to change the child support in your separation agreement because of changes to your situation. For example: The payor parent loses their job and can no longer pay the child support agreed on. The payor parent makes more... More
You or your partner may need to change your child support order because of changes to your situation. For example: The payor parent loses their job and can no longer pay the child support ordered. The payor parent makes more money and the other... More
Before May 1, 1997, payor parents could claim a deduction for making child support payments from their income when they filed their income tax returns. And, parents receiving child support payments paid taxes on child support as income. Child... More
In Ontario, social assistance, sometimes called welfare, includes Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). The law says that people on social assistance must seek out all available sources of income, including child... More
The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a government agency that enforces child support and spousal support. The FRO enforces child support payments in a: court order separation agreement that is filed with the court and registered with the FRO... More