Professional Child Support Services

The Federal Child Support Guidelines (the Guidelines) were enacted, among other reasons, in order to provide some certainty with respect to the financial support of children. This piece of legislation provides insight on who must pay child support, the quantum of child support which must be paid, and for how long children are eligible to receive child support. Child support payments are tax-free in the hands of the recipient and non-deductible from income for the purposes of income tax by the payor.

The basic amount of child support payable is set out in the tables of the Guidelines and is based on the income of the payor parent. The income of the recipient parent is not taken into account in setting basic child support payments. Generally, the parent with whom the child resides primarily is the recipient of the child support payments. In addition to the basic child support amount, an additional amount may be payable for the special or extraordinary expenses of the children. These special and extraordinary expenses are set out in Section 7 of the Child Support Guidelines and may include expenses such as uninsured medical and dental expenses and post-secondary education expenses, and daycare.

Children are generally eligible to receive child support for as long as they are under the age of majority, or until they have obtained their first post-secondary degree. Although it may seem straightforward to determine child support by the simple application of the Guidelines, various issues may arise which can impact the general “rules” of child support pursuant to the Guidelines and give rise to certain exceptions. At Kain & Ball, we understand the Child Support Guidelines and have extensive experience in dealing with such issues and exceptions.

At Kain Family Law, we understand that navigating child support calculators and your child support payment can be overwhelming. However, we are here to help you through the process and understand all the necessary steps.

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About Kain Family Law

Kain & Ball was founded by Anita T. Kain and David R. Ball, two veteran Bay Street lawyers with the shared vision of providing the very best legal advice and representation to family law clients. Kain & Ball opened its doors in 1993 with this mandate and has continued to grow over the years. In the transformations and expansions that our firm has undergone in the years that have passed, one thing remains constant and always will: our commitment to our clients.

We strive to understand your needs and develop solutions that you can live with. We are straightforward about fees to ensure no surprises. Our premise in doing business in simple: treat others as we would like to be treated. By living our philosophy, and building our knowledge base, we have established a strong reputation based on mutual success; yours and ours.

Our qualified team of child support experts in Toronto and Mississauga have dealt with a wide range of cases including those with complex financial issues. We have the skills, knowledge, and experience to ensure a fair child support arrangement for you and your family.

To book a free initial consultation for child support services with one of our qualified family lawyers in Toronto or Mississauga, contact us at 1-855-773-4588 or e-mail us at contact@kainfamilylaw.com

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