Many people have “googled” the child support guidelines in Ontario to see what their child support obligations would be based on the number of children and their income. All dependent children have a legal right to be financially supported by their parents. If you are an access parent, you will most likely be required to pay child support.
Child support isn’t as simple as looking up a table amount on a chart. There are various factors that affect the amount of child support payable such as undue hardship and custody. Shared custody where each parent has the child equally with their former spouse may affect the amount of child support payable as well.
Child support continues even if your former spouse remarries or lives with someone else.
There is a presumption in the Federal Child Support Guidelines and the provincial Child Support Guidelines that the table amounts listed will always be used, however, courts could order a different amount based on the various factors discussed above.
To find out more about child support as it relates to your specific circumstances,
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