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Child Support and Undue Hardship

Written by: Henderson Heinrichs LLP (View All Posts • View Bio) Published: May 18, 2017

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.
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Joseph Broadhurst

Retroactive Child Support: 19 years or 3 years?

Written by: Joseph Broadhurst (View All Posts • View Bio) Published: August 12, 2016

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.
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Kevin Heinrichs

Weekly Family Law Roundup #2

Written by: Kevin Heinrichs (View All Posts • View Bio) Published: July 20, 2015

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.
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Kevin Heinrichs

Children of Parents on Social Assistance Finally Able to Keep their Child Support

Written by: Kevin Heinrichs (View All Posts • View Bio) Published: February 17, 2015

The BC Provincial Government released its budget today and, after years of taking millions of dollars in child support payments from those children who need it most, have finally put a stop to the practice.

In a release today, [...read full post]

Categorized: Child Support, Legislation Analysis.
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British Columbia Claws Back Child Maintenance from Children

Written by: Kevin Heinrichs (View All Posts • View Bio) Published: June 23, 2014

Here’s something which should have seen the glare of the media spotlight sooner:  Right now in British Columbia, if you are on income assistance, your monthly income will be reduced dollar for dollar by anything you receive as child support [...read full post]

Categorized: Child Support.
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