Separation and Divorce Ottawa: Child Support

Looking for help with child support in Ottawa?

Child support typically consists of two parts:

  • A "Table" amount of support - This is a monthly amount of support, based on the payor's income and the number of children, intended to assist with covering regular expenses
  • A contribution to "special or extraordinary expenses" - This is a portion of "above and above" expenses, such as uninsured medical expenses and extraordinary education costs. These are based on the parents' proportionate incomes.

The monthly amount of support can be impacted by your parenting arrangements as well as numerous other factors.  While the "Table" is a starting amount, it is not always the final amount agreed to.  Likewise, "special or extraordinary expenses" can vary from family to family.

Child support can change over time as children age and parents' incomes change.  

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