Child Support is not optional
Most separating or separated parents are aware that child support is mandatory. Unfortunately, fewer parents are aware of how the court can and should reach a decision regarding how much child support they should pay. [...read full post]
Categorized: Alberta, British Columbia, Child Support, Commentary, Legislation Analysis.
The question of whether Veteran’s Affairs pensions and Veteran’s Affairs disability pensions received by military personnel for their injuries or disabilities suffered in the line of duty should be characterized as income for child and spousal support claims appears to [...read full post]
Categorized: Alberta, British Columbia, Case Analysis, Child Support, Income, Spousal Support.
Since the Supreme Court of Canada decision in D.B.S. v. S.R.G. 2006 SCC 37, retroactive child support orders have been made pretty frequently against parents who have not been paying child support in accordance with the Federal Child Support [...read full post]
Categorized: Appeals, Case Analysis, Child Support, Commentary.
The Supreme Court of BC released a lengthy and complicated decision canvassing a variety of issues on August 4, 2015. Shapiro v. Shapiro 2015 BCSC 1361 deals generally with income available for child support and entitlement to spousal support. Justice [...read full post]
Categorized: Child Support, Divorce, Family Law.
The Honourable Justice Sherr of the Ontario Court of Justice issued a refresher on retroactive child support principles last week in Green v. Monah, 2015 ONCJ 368.
D.B.S. v. S.R.G, 2006 SCC 37, is the leading [...read full post]
Categorized: Case Analysis, Child Support, Family Law, Ontario.