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.
Tags: child maintenance, Child Support, Child Support Guidelines, Federal Child Support Guidelines, Guidelines, Hardship, Undue Hardship.
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.
Tags: appeal, child maintenance, Child Support, Conduct, Retroactive Child Maintenance, Retroactive Child Support, Retroactive Maintenance, Retroactive Support.
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.
Tags: child maintenance, Child Support, Divorce, Ontario, Ontario Child Support, separation.
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.
Tags: BC Government, Budget, child maintenance, Child Support, children, Clawback, Social Assistance.
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.
Tags: BC, child maintenance, Child Support, family law, Family lawyer.