What are my legal responsibilities in terms of child support?
All dependent children have a legal right to be financially supported by their parents. (On occasion, this can also include stepparents.) The federal government’s Child Support Guidelines specify the amount the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent.Child Support and the Child Support Guidelines is a booklet produced by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), an organization funded by Legal Aid Ontario and the Department of Justice Canada. The booklet explains a parent’s legal responsibilities for child support in the event of separation or divorce and includes information on who must pay support, how to arrange for support to be paid, how support is enforced and income tax information.For advice on your specific situation, contact AGB Lawyers at 613-226-8817 for a free, no-obligation consultation.