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.
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.
Tags: Child Support, Military Pensions, Spousal Support, Veteran's Affairs Pensions.
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.
On July 7, 2015, the Supreme Court of BC gave judgment on K.T. v. D.C.P., 2015 BCSC 1179, a family case involving two self-represented litigants and, in my view, a clear call for increased funding to Legal Aid BC. The [...read full post]
Categorized: Case Analysis, Child Support, Commentary, Costs, Divorce, Family Court, Procedure.
Tags: Case Analysis, case law, Child Support, Divorce, family law, reimbursement.