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Aurora, ON L4G 1M2
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Family Law - Child Support

Generally the parent who does not have the primary care of the children is required to pay child support to the other parent.

Child support is not tax deductible by the paying parent nor is it considered income for the receiving parent.

The Ontario and federal governments have, created their own “Child Support Guidelines” which provide for set amounts of child support to be paid depending upon province of residence, the paying parent’s gross income and the number of children benefitting from child support.  These guidelines generally establish the baseline, or the paying parent’s minimum liability for child support.  

A parent may also be responsible for paying a portion of his/her child’s special or extraordinary expenses such as: daycare, medical, dental and post- secondary costs.

Complications can arise in connection with child support, including:

  • what is/is not an extraordinary expense?





  • at what point does a paying parent’s obligation to pay child support terminate?
  • what adjustments, if any, ought to be made to a self-employed parent’s income?  

Let Sorley & Still Help You: Sorley & Still’s lawyers can help you understand your exposure to child support (as a paying parent) or your entitlement to child support (as a receiving parent).

Justice Canada: Child Support Online Lookup

Federal Child Support Guidelines (for Ontario): 

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