Child Support

Section 7 Expenses, Part 2: Child Care Expenses

Today’s blog is the second installment in our series dealing with “Section 7” expenses, the first of which addressed a parent’s obligation to contribute towards their child’s post-secondary expenses.  Another Section 7 Expense that is often claimed in family law cases relates to the cost of childcare. For a childcare expense to fall within Section 7 of the Child …

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Section 7 Expenses, Part 1: Are parents obligated to contribute towards a child’s post-secondary expenses?

Whether married or common law, when a child goes off to post-secondary education, non-separated parents have the freedom to determine how they will contribute towards their child’s education expenses. However, many parents don’t realize that the ability to choose if, and how much you will contribute to a child’s education expenses is lost following a …

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Constitutional Challenge results in changes to Child Support Legislation

On January 1, 2018, changes to the Family Law Act came into effect, which brought Ontario child support eligibility laws in line with Federal laws. Prior to these changes, children of unmarried parents were treated differently than children of married parents when it came to determining whether child support would continue after a child attained the age …

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