While the court orders child support based on federal guidelines, it orders spousal support at its discretion. The court looks at several factors to help determine spousal support, including but not limited to:
Child support is paid out to support your children. It is usually determined by federal guidelines but there are variations. If you – as parents – were not married or, alternately, if you were married but are now separated and have not filed for divorce, then the court uses guidelines set by the province to determine the level of child support needed. It is important to note that both parents are required to contribute to the support of the child.
In Canada, roughly 40% of marriages end in divorce. It may appear “normal”, but that doesn’t make it inconsequential. You’re more than a statistic and we’re here to help.
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